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Granada Media has signed an agreement with Australian Geographic to develop and distribute science, wildlife, adventure and travel programming...
January 1, 2000

Granada Media has signed an agreement with Australian Geographic to develop and distribute science, wildlife, adventure and travel programming

Ondigital and Discovery will launch Discovery Wings in Europe on February 1st

BSkyB has purchased 24% of German Kirch Pay TV

Unapix Entertainment has launched an on-line division to handle its internet and e-commerce. The six-person division will be headed by Alan Gabay, formerly of Lifetime Television

FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) will acquire a 25.1% share in N24, the nascent ProSieben news channel

The Charles H. Revson Foundation of New York has given a US$1 million grant to the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s doc fund. Since 1995, the fund has awarded more than $600,000 to 25 filmmakers

Nat Geo’s newest digital channel, Adventure One, launched on Sky Digital in the U.K. in November

Footage suppliers Arkeion Films and Point de Chute of France, as well as U.K.’s Moving Image, announced plans to represent each other in their respective countries

U.K.-based Moving Image Library has added the Marks & Spencer/Flying Pictures Aerial Archive to their collection. The collections contain over 450 locations in the U.K., 250 hours of stabilized helicopter shots and 35 miles of tape

BBC Library Sales have targeted advertising agencies with 18 CD-ROMS containing one hour of thematic stock footage each. The CDs in the collection will soon be joined by an additional eight, which are in development

Discovery and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced a deal making Discovery the only branded channel programming service on the carrier. The agreement comes into effect next month

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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