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NBC to Develop YouTube Hit

BURBANK, July 24: NBC has ordered webisodes based on the comedy pilot Nobody's Watching after it was downloaded more than 600,000 times on YouTube, and is developing scripts with a view to ordering a broadcast prime-time series this season. The ...

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ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SPTI in VOD Deal

MUNICH, July 24: Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has signed a deal to provide a slate of feature films to maxdome, ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s VOD platform that launches this week, delivering titles such as The Da Vinci Code and Spider-Man. Under ...

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Lifetime Takes Grey’s Anatomy

NEW YORK, July 24: Lifetime Television has beaten Oxygen to secure the basic cable rights to Buena Vista Television’s ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, beginning in fall 2009. Last week, Oxygen was rumored to be on the brink of sealing ...

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MTV Rolls Out Global VMAs Competition

NEW YORK/LONDON, July 24: Twenty-five MTV channels reaching 90 countries from Africa, the Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East will air the Global MTV VMA'06 Video Diary Competition beginning this week, offering worldwide viewers a chance ...

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CABLEready Inks First International Output Deal

NORWALK/STOCKHOLM, July 24: CABLEready has entered into its first-ever international output deal, inking an agreement with the Swedish documentary channel TV4 Fakta. The package includes Phobia (13×30) and San Quentin Unlocked, a special on one of California’s most crowded and ...

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ECW Set for Canadian Rollout

TORONTO, July 24: World Wrestling Entertainment’s new series Extreme Championship Wrestling, which launched on SCI FI Channel in the U.S. last month, is set to launch in Canada on Global Television Network on August 11. The series will air at ...

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