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  1. Real Madrid TV rights to Mediapro for 7 years

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Spanish film and TV company Mediapro became the dominant sports rights owner in Spain on Monday when it agreed to pay soccer team Real Madrid a record €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) for seven seasons of broadcast rights.Read more

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  2. Lagardere buys Sportfive in $1.1 billion deal

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    French media group Lagardere SCA has agreed to purchase top European sports agency Sportfive for an enterprise value of €865 million ($1.1 billion).Read more

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  3. 2006 hard to beat for radio sector

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Shares of radio station groups have pushed higher as of late, but Wall Street analysts warn that the investor party should come to an end with the start of 2007 just around the corner.Read more

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  4. Weinstein Co., IFC using 'Restraint'

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    IFC Entertainment and the Weinstein Co. have co-acquired North American rights to the artist documentary "Matthew Barney: No Restraint," featuring Bjork, for IFC's First Take program.Read more

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  5. Richards apologizes for racist remarks

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Actor Michael Richards has apologized for using a racial epithet during a stand-up performance in Los Angeles last week, saying in an interview Monday on "Late Show With David Letterman" that he was "really busted up" about the "anger and hate and rage" that he directed at a heckler.Read more

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  6. 'Happy Feet' dances to top with $41.5 million weekend

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    The dancing penguins beat out the new James Bond at the North American boxoffice this weekend, though by a slimmer margin then originally reported Sunday.Read more

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  7. Rome to host new int'l TV fest

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    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 event, which will be sponsored by the Italian television producer's association (APT) and the regional government of Lazio (HR 11/17).Read more

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  8. Cookie Jar dips hand in Nelvana for Hoefer

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Canadian animation producer Cookie Jar Entertainment on Friday said it has poached Wiebke Hoefer from rival Nelvana Ltd. to become its Paris-based director of European sales.Read more

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  9. First Look opens 'Kovak Box'

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    MADRID -- First Look Studios has picked up North American rights to "The Kovak Box," starring Timothy Hutton, Spanish production house Filmax announced Monday.<br />Read more

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  10. New UA team stalks 'Lions'

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    United Artists, revived only weeks ago under new bosses Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, is making its first acquisition: the CAA package "Lions for Lambs" (HR 11/15).Read more

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