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ITV Chief Mulls Exit

LONDON, July 24: Charles Allen is considering stepping down as the chief executive of ITV when the company announces its interim results next month, British press reports indicate. Allen has been under increasing pressure from investors about the British media ...

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New Additions at Disney Japan

BURBANK/TOKYO, July 24: As part of an effort to seek out new content opportunities outside of the U.S., Disney Channel Worldwide has named Michiyo Hayashi to the newly created role of senior manager of development for its Jetix action/adventure brand, ...

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Grey’s Anatomy Takes Top TCA Award

LOS ANGELES, July 24: At the Television Critics Association Awards last night, NBC dominated with four awards, but it was ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy that took the night’s top prize of Program of the Year. NBC’s wins included Outstanding New Program ...

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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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