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  1. Street split over AOL's executive decision

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. hit a 52-week high Thursday even though some on Wall Street 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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  2. Music, pay TV turn on Vivendi Q3

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Media and telecommunications company Vivendi SA reported a third-quarter profit Thursday that more than doubled and surpassed analysts' forecasts.Read more

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  3. money digest

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    D'Works upgrade; TV-Loonland gain; Reader's digestedRead more

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  4. Korean budget mark soars on back of Shim's dragons

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    It was not long ago in South Korea that a movie budget that topped $5 million was considered recklessly large. Only in 2003 did the most expensive films begin to pass the $10 million mark. But now, director Shim Hyung-rae is about to go where no Korean filmmaker has gone before with "D-War," a $70 million special-effects extravaganza about dragons running wild in Los Angeles.Read more

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  5. Ireland boosts film-TV budget

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

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

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  6. Springer goes to Turkey for TV acquisition

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    After failing in its bid to buy German broadcaster Pro7Sat.1, Berlin-based publisher Axel Springer has moved south, acquiring a 25% stake in leading Turkish television group Dogan TV for €375 million ($480 million) from parent company Dogan Yayin Holding.Read more

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  7. Rome to host new int'l TV fest

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    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 and the regional government of Lazio.Read more

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  8. Bradford tapped MSN Web ad guru

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Microsoft has promoted its top ad sales executive, Joanne Bradford, to lead advertising initiatives for the company's MSN Web portal.Read more

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  9. YouTube atop DEMMX noms

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    YouTube leads the pack with six nominations for this year's DEMMX Awards, which honor the best in digital entertainment from film to video games.Read more

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  10. WGAW, CBS resolve tussle over walkout at L.A. outlets

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    The WGA West and CBS have ended a dispute resulting from a recent walkout at Los Angeles TV stations KCBS and KCAL tied to negotiations for a new newswriter contract, with the guild agreeing to withdraw an unfair labor practice charge.Read more

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