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Amazon Studios Unveils Trio of Projects

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios, which launched in November 2010 by opening submissions to the public, has signed up three Hollywood producers for its new film projects. Denise Di Novi (Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Nightmare Before Christmas) will produce Touching Blue. The script is about a woman who can track people based ...

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Liberty Global Gets Approval to Buy Kabel BW

ENGLEWOOD: Liberty Global has been given the regulatory approval necessary to take over the German cable operator Kabel BW. The German antitrust body Bundeskartellamt said it would allow the deal to go through, subject to certain conditions and obligations. The consideration paid by Liberty Global to acquire Kabel BW was ...

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Howard Stern Joins America’s Got Talent

UNIVERSAL CITY: Radio personality Howard Stern has confirmed his place on the judging panel of the NBC competition series America’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Television. Production of the live shows will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to work on ...

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NFL Renews TV Deals through 2022 Season

NEW YORK: The NFL has renewed its broadcast deals with CBS, FOX and NBC through the 2022 season, with the networks reportedly paying a total of nearly $28 billion in fees over the next nine years under the new contracts. The figure breaks down to an average of $3.1 billion ...

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FX Orders More of The League

LOS ANGELES: FX has renewed its comedy series The League for a fourth season, ordering 13 additional episodes. The third season, which is currently airing, features an all-star lineup of guest stars, including Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Ray Liotta, Will Forte and Eliza Dushku. The comedy follows a ...

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Mark Burnett Teams with ACTV8 to Make Shows More Social

LOS ANGELES: Mark Burnett Productions is working with the technology firm ACTV8 to create customized second-screen experiences for upcoming TV shows to make programming more social. Viewers with an iPhone, iPad or Android device will be able to interact, socialize, consumer, share and participate in real time while watching their favorite ...

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Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire Lead SAG TV Noms

LOS ANGELES: The comedy Modern Family garnered five nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), while in drama, last year’s winner, Boardwalk Empire, had another strong showing. Modern Family won last year’s SAG Award for ensemble comedy, and this year it faces off in the category with 30 ...

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Media & Entertainment Giants Align for Anti-Piracy Push

WASHINGTON D.C.: Time Warner, Viacom, Disney, News Corporation and Sony are among the entertainment, sports and media companies that have come together to lobby Congress to pass two different bills aimed at curbing online piracy. Dozens of entertainment companies jointly sent an open letter to Congress yesterday urging the passage ...

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Elizabeth Guider Reports: NATPE 2012 Scene Setter

NEW YORK: The accent for the 49th annual NATPE confab will be squarely on the “expanding eco-system” of content creation worldwide, and the fact that the television business, both in the U.S and abroad, is holding up considerably better than the fragile global economy would suggest. “In some ways we’re ...

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