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  1. Summer comes early for NBC

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    NBC will premiere three series -- the new seasons of "American Gladiators," left, and "Last Comic Standing" and the debut of "Fear Itself" -- during the May sweep, followed by four others in June.Read more

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  2. Holocaust haunts five in 'Unborn'

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    Meagan Good (left), Carla Gugino, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba and Rhys Coiro are joining a rabbinical Gary Oldman and a haunted Odette Yustman in the supernatural thriller "Unborn." (Getty Images photo)Read more

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  3. FCC looks into '60 Minutes' blackout

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    WASHINGTON -- The FCC is launching an investigation into a mysterious signal loss by an Alabama CBS affiliate during a "60 Minutes" segment concerning allegations that the state's imprisoned former Democratic governor was railroaded by Republicans in the Justice Department.Read more

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  4. Nick taps Taylor

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    NEW YORK -- Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has named former Ann Taylor marketing executive Jennifer Goodman Linn to the newly created position of senior vp brand marketing.Read more

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  5. E! shacks up with Lohans

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    E! Entertainment Television is ready to find out how Lindsay Lohan's family lives.Read more

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  6. Analyst predicts record '08 deal volume

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    Foreign acquirers and strategic buyers are set to take center stage in media and entertainment deal-making this year as private equity firms remain cautious amid the recent credit crunch, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' E&M Transaction Services.Read more

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  7. Despite revenue gain, pickup slows ProSieben

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    Shares in pan-European broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 took a nosedive Tuesday after the German group said that pretax profits slipped by more than $200 million last year to $378 million.Read more

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  8. Canadian official defends tax curb

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    The Canadian government on Tuesday defended new tax measures designed to curtail excessive sex, violence and hateful content in film and TV shows, saying it does not intend to choke off artistic expression.Read more

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  9. digital reporter

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    Several years ago, a producer moving from TV to the Internet would have been unthinkable. Besides the obvious downgrades in visibility and salary, the broadband capacity to easily view video online just wasn't pervasive enough.Read more

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  10. dialogue with Strauss Zelnick

    4:00 am 3/5/2008

    ZelnickMedia has been in the headlines of late as the operator of video game company Take-Two Interactive. But the firm, launched in 2001 by Strauss Zelnick, former BMG CEO and 20th Century Fox president and COO, has invested in a range of companies, including media agency ITN Networks, online research firm OTX and Japan-listed indie label Columbia Music Entertainment. While media and entertainment stocks have been under pressure in recent years, ZelnickMedia's investments have shown an internal rate of return of more than 30%, sources said. Zelnick recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter New York bureau chief and business editor Georg Szalai.Read more

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