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  1. Springer to get stake in Polish b'caster

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    German publishing giant Axel Springer is close to a <a href="http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/archive_uk/030604.html">deal</a> to take a 25% stake in Polish broadcaster Polsat for &#x20AC;250 million ($321 million), sources near Springer said Monday.Read more

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  2. All systems go for Australia's Sci Fi launch

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    After seven years in the blueprint stage, Australia's Sci Fi Channel finally gets its launch on Dec. 1.Read more

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  3. Bond starts holiday b.o. parade

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    As the major studios maneuver to position their holiday season offerings in the overseas market, the newest James Bond offering, "Casino Royale," took a giant step forward in the race for the year-end boxoffice championship by unseating "Borat" for weekend honors, opening to $43.9 million in 32 markets compared to the mocumentary's third weekend total of $14.5 million from 25 countries.Read more

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  4. UMG: MySpace 'partner' in theft

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Universal Music Group and its publishing companies have sued MySpace and its parent company News Corp., alleging that the wildly popular site facilitates and encourages "rampant" infringement of thousands of UMG's copyrights (HR 11/21).Read more

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  5. Ofcom trimming more fat from kids TV advertising

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    British broadcasters are reacting with dismay to news that media regulator Ofcom plans to ban all junk food advertising to children younger than 16 as part of a more draconian set of anti-obesity measures than the industry had expected (HR 11/20).Read more

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  6. Ireland boosts film-TV budget

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    The Irish Film Board has been awarded a 15% budget increase for 2007, bringing the agency's capital funding for film and television to &#x20AC;17 million ($21.8 million), minister for arts John O' Donoghue said Thursday (HR 11/17). The IFB's total allocation for 2007, including administration, is now &#x20AC;19.7 million ($25.2 million).Read more

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  7. Weir dives into Fox's 'Shadow'

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Director Peter Weir is coming aboard Fox 2000's "Shadow Divers" (HR 11/16).Read more

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  8. NL's 'Stu' is next target for Brosnan

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is going back to the spy world, signing on to star in "Spy vs. Stu," a comedy for New Line Cinema (HR 11/17). Brosnan also will produce the movie though his Irish Dream production shingle.Read more

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  9. Several pieces in Tribune's puzzle

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    The question increasingly on the minds of many media watchers is less whether Tribune Co. will get gobbled up but whether those digesting its assets will dine a la carte.Read more

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  10. Springer to up Polish footprint

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    German publishing giant Axel Springer is close to a deal to take a 25% stake in Polish broadcaster Polsat for &#x20AC;250 million ($321 million), sources near Springer said Monday.Read more

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