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Sundance Stocks Up on New Titles

NEW YORK, June 23: Sundance Channel has ordered two new original factual series for launch next year—one from the producers of The Staircase and the other from Taxicab Confessions’ Gantz brothers—and has pre-bought 12 documentaries for its weekly block DOCday. ...

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CBS Pulls New Reality Show

BURBANK, June 23: CBS’s Tuesday Night Book Club has been pulled from CBS’s schedule after just two episodes. The June 13 premiere delivered an audience of just 5 million, dropping to about 4 million the week after. The show follows ...

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HBO To Air The Aristocrats

NEW YORK, June 23: HBO will is set to air the cult hit The Aristocrats— in which Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite one-hundred comedians to tell their own version of “the world’s dirtiest joke”—on July 26. The film, which ...

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GSN Adds StarFace to Lineup

SANTA MONICA, June 23: GSN will launch a celebrity tabloid-inspired game show, StarFace, on August 1. Hosted by former child star Danny Bonaduce, the game puts pits three contestants against one another, putting their celebrity knowledge to the test in ...

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CBC Offers 9/11 Docs for Presale

TORONTO, June 22: CBC International Sales is offering for presale two investigative documentaries about September 11, 2001, for broadcasters looking for titles to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks. Al Qaeda War: The Secret History of 9/11, by producer ...

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Dutch Pubcaster Ordered to Pay Back Excess Funding

BRUSSELS, June 23: Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) has been ordered by the European Commission to pay back 76.3 million euros, plus interest, to the Dutch government, following a review of its public-service financing. The Commission has been investigating payments made ...

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Televisa Submits Univision Bid

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, June 23: Grupo Televisa today submitted a bid for Univision, wire reports indicate, despite losing three of its partners in a dispute over price. The Televisa-led consortium—including Venevision, Bain Capital and Bill Gates' Cascade Investment—missed the previous ...

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Record Attendance for DISCOP

BUDAPEST, June 23: DISCOP opened with almost 1,500 participants in Budapest yesterday, boosted by almost 175 last-minute buyers registering at the Sofitel Atrium Hotel. “This year’s market is very different than before, first because we had never had this many ...

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