'Style' raises int'l profile


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CANNES -- Comcast International Media Group is adding its signature style to TV channels across the globe with the group's "Style Network" launching in Africa, Croatia, Malta, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.

The lifestyle-driven female-oriented channel will air on Multichoice Africa, the Netherlands' KPN, Showtime Arabia in the Middle East, Portugal's PT Telekom, Poland's Vectra and Croatia's T-Com.

"We've had an overwhelming response from international broadcasters across the board since we first announced we would launch the network globally last year," Comcast International Media Group's managing director for the European region Brad Wald said.