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  1. 'Day' brakes after 'Dancing'

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    ABC faced a seesaw Wednesday with a huge turnout for the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" and a less-than-huge retention for the two-hour premiere of the new drama "Day Break."Read more

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  2. BBC's Bedell bridging units

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    The BBC has appointed Elaine Bedell to the post of cross-platform controller of entertainment commissioning, with responsibility for all cross-platform entertainment commissions across BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 and BBC4, broadband and mobile.Read more

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  3. Big brands renew Bond with 007 6 partners shell out $100 mil-plus for placement at 'Casino' table

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Bond is back. And so are many of the brands that have been featured in previous James Bond features, some going as far back as the first film, 1962's "Dr. No."Read more

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  4. Study: Mixed bag for product-placement results

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Product placements yield less brand recognition than traditional TV commercials and are only slightly more effective than 30-second spots at motivating viewers to purchase a product, according to the first product placement valuation study conducted by Nielsen Media Research.Read more

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. money digest

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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