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YouTube Redesign Promotes Video Channels

SAN BRUNO: YouTube has done a major revamp to its website, which now emphasizes "channels" of content rather than single videos. Last month the service announced a slew of new partnerships with content providers to create 100 video channels with original programming. The redesign, the largest in YouTube’s history, highlights ...

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FOX Sets Premiere Dates for Touch, Alcatraz & More

LOS ANGELES: FOX’s midseason schedule includes the launch of the new dramas Touch, The Finder and Alcatraz, as well as the freshman animated comedy Napoleon Dynamite. American Idol returns with season 11, beginning with a two-night premiere on January 18. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and ...

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Comedy Central Slates Midseason Programming

NEW YORK: A host of new series and specials, including the sketch comedy Key & Peele, as well as returning favorites such as The Colbert Report, Tosh.0 and South Park, are on the grid for Comedy Central’s midseason lineup. In January, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert ...

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U.S. Cable Giants Sell Spectrum Worth $3.6 Billion to Verizon

PHILADELPHIA/BASKING RIDGE/NEW YORK/ORLANDO: Verizon Wireless plans to pay $3.6 billion for wireless airwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, collectively known as SpectrumCo. The deal, subject to FCC approval, is for 122 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS). The joint venture paid $2.4 billion for 137 AWS licenses in ...

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David Milch to Adapt William Faulkner Stories for HBO

LOS ANGELES: A new pact between TV writer David Milch and HBO will see the development of a set of series and films adapted from the works of author William Faulkner, in addition to supporting any further services on the upcoming horseracing drama Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman. Milch’s Redboard Productions ...

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ABC Family Renews Pretty Little Liars

BURBANK: A third season of the hit original series Pretty Little Liars has been ordered by ABC Family, with 24 fresh episodes to be delivered for mid-2012. Season two of the show is to return on ABC Family with the rest of its episodes on January 2. The series launched ...

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VH1 Producing Set of Scripted Biopics

LOS ANGELES: VH1 is rolling out a series of scripted biopics focused on musicians and pop-culture icons, starting with a TV movie about the ’90s R&B trio TLC. The two surviving members of TLC, Chilli and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. ...

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3net Unveils New Offerings

CULVER CITY: 3net’s December programming slate is to offer more than 50 hours of new 3D content, including the debut of five original programs. The winter schedule will include the 3D war documentary series Fields Of Valor: The Civil War, which chronicles the war from the perspective of both sides ...

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