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True story for two

True Entertainment, part of indie TV giant Endemol, has tapped Matt Hanna as senior vp development and Marcia Mule as vp and head of programming. Hanna, a reality veteran, headed programming at BermanBraun. Emmy-winning producer Mule co-founded Picture This Television.

More CBC cuts

A day after announcing plans to cut as many as 800 jobs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on Thursday said it will cancel "The Simpsons" and "The Martha Stewart Show" as part of its cost-cutting maneuvers. The pubcaster also said it will lower license fees and order fewer episodes of popular Canadian TV series to deal with a growing advertising downturn.

DCP adds Staeger

Will Staeger has been tapped as senior vp programming and strategic development at Dick Clark Prods., where he will oversee the development, sales and production of new programming opportunities.

SPT chair filled

Sony Pictures Television has appointed Peter Bazalgette to nonexecutive chairman of its U.K. production business. He is a former Endemol chief creative officer and adviser to Sony Music's TV division.
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