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Viacom Agrees to Streaming Deal with Amazon Prime

SEATTLE: TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike and other Viacom-owned networks will be offered for streaming to Amazon Prime members through the signing of a new license agreement. Amazon will be offering MTV shows such as The Hills, Jersey Shore and several seasons of The Real World; Comedy Central ...

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Rick Feldman to Transition to Consultancy Role for NATPE

LOS ANGELES: NATPE’s president and CEO, Rick Feldman, is planning to transition his duties to a three-year consultancy with the organization effective April 30, at the end of his current contract as planned. Korn Ferry has been tapped to administer the search for a new operating chief, and Feldman will ...

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Time Warner Profit Exceeds Estimates

NEW YORK: Fourth-quarter earnings at Time Warner topped analysts’ expectations, with a higher Q4 profit and revenues up 5 percent. Net income grew 0.5 percent to $773 million from $769 million reported in the same period 2010. Revenue grew to $8.2 billion, beating analysts’ predictions for $8.06 billion. Revenues grew ...

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Bounce TV Scores Films from Paramount, Warner Bros.

ATLANTA: Two new multi-year licensing agreements have been firmed up by Bounce TV with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Paramount Home Media Distribution, bringing to the network a range of movie titles, including the original Shaft and Eddie Murphy comedies. The deal with Warner Bros. brings Bounce films such as ...

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New Regency Signs First-Look Deal in Israel

LOS ANGELES/TEL AVIV: A first-look deal has been finalized between New Regency Productions and Israel’s ADD content agency. New Regency will work to bring Israeli content from ADD to the U.S. ADD represents a number of Israel’s leading directors, actors and content developers. The outfit has developed more than 100 ...

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Verizon & Redbox to Launch Streaming Service

NEW YORK: Verizon Communications and Coinstar’s Redbox unit have formed a new DVD rental and streaming video joint venture. The move combines Redbox’s DVD and Blu-ray Disk rentals with the a new video-on-demand streaming and download service from Verizon. The plans are to introduce the service in the second half ...

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Zee TV to Go HD in the U.S.

NEW YORK: The South Asian entertainment network Zee TV is launching a high-definition feed in the U.S. in the first quarter of the year. The move makes Zee the first South Asian TV channel in the Americas to launch in HD. Zee currently reaches more than 500 million viewers in some ...

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Super Bowl XLVI Breaks U.S. Viewership Records

NEW YORK: Last night’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI averaged 111 million viewers, according to preliminary results from The Nielsen Company, breaking records as the most-watched TV program of all time in the U.S. Last year’s Super Bowl on CBS drew an average of 106 million viewers, and was, at ...

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