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  1. Real Madrid chief: $1.3 bil rights bid on table

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    MADRID -- Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon announced late Wednesday that the soccer team has been offered about €1 billion ($1.3 billion) for the rights to televise its matches for seven seasons, but declined to say which broadcaster had made the bid, which would set a new high in sports rights acquisition.Read more

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  2. Czech group lobbies for film support

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    COTTBUS, Germany -- A group of film industry professionals, festival organizers and film school heads in the Czech Republic have set up a new Film Council to lobby for a national cinematography law.Read more

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  3. Street split over AOL's executive decision

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. hit a new 52-week high Thursday even though some Wall Street analysts were confounded by the sudden replacement of AOL chairman and CEO Jonathan Miller with NBC Universal veteran Randy Falco.Read more

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  4. Italy's RCS makes TV move

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    ROME -- Italy's RCS Media Group said Thursday it is making a significant push into television broadcasting with a $21 million deal to acquire four satellite channels carried by Sky Italia, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.Read more

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  5. Sundance indicts 'Chicago 10'

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    The Sundance Film Festival will launch Jan. 18 with Brett Morgen's "Chicago 10," a documentary on the anti-war demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The film features footage of the events and animated segments voiced by Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo, Dylan Baker, Liev Schreiber, Nick Nolte, Jeffrey Wright and Roy Scheider.Read more

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  6. Dems: DTV set-top plan is flawed

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Democrats aren't wasting any time in the telecommunications policy arena as they criticized the Bush administration's proposal to supply digital converter boxes to Americans who depend on analog signals to receive their television programs.Read more

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  7. Zaslav exits NBC to run Discovery

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    NBC Universal suffered its second high-profile departure in as many days with the naming of its cable/ new-media chief David Zaslav as president and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc.Read more

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  8. Award for best tuxedo goes to …

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Animated penguins will fight a new James Bond this weekend, and though it's expected to be a close match, Warner Bros. Pictures' "Happy Feet" is likely to win the frame. Director George Miller's PG-rated animated odyssey has been marketed to the hilt, with children all over the country ready to beg their parents for admittance into the world of emperor penguins, reminiscent of last year's Sundance Film Festival hit "March of the Penguins."Read more

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  9. Zaslav exits NBC to run Discovery

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    NBC Universal suffered its second high-profile departure in as many days with the naming of its cable/ new-media chief David Zaslav as president and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc.<br /><br />Read more

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  10. Rome to host new int'l TV fest

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    ROME -- Italy's capital will host in early July the first edition of what is hoped will be a high-profile international television festival, according to organizers of the new event, which will be sponsored by the Italian television producer's association and the regional government of Lazio.Read more

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