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The ARRI Company, a leading worldwide supplier of professional film cameras and lighting equipment, has announced its intention to go public. The company, which was founded in 1917, is estimated to supply equipment to more than 75% of all motion picture...
June 1, 2000

The ARRI Company, a leading worldwide supplier of professional film cameras and lighting equipment, has announced its intention to go public. The company, which was founded in 1917, is estimated to supply equipment to more than 75% of all motion picture and television productions

In the U.S., NBC is dropping two nights weekly from its nightly news magazine Dateline

The Independent Television Commission in the U.K. has gone on record to say it feels Granada’s plans to mount a hostile bid for either Carlton Communications or United News and Media would jeopardize program diversity

New York’s Atlas Media has announced it will invest US$1 million into infrastructure in order to cope with a significant increase in programming production

Archive Photo/ Archive Film in New York will now be representing the George Eastman House photography collection n London’s HIT Wildlife

has gone online with the launch of wildchannel.com, with the intention to provide visitors with video clips, information and wildlife entertainment

The European Union’s Competition Commission has approved the merger of RTL and Vox, both of Germany. The Commission has also given the go-ahead to BSkyB’s intention to acquire a 24% stake of Germany’s KirshPayTV n The Tele Munchen Group is planning to sell its 34% stake in TM3 to News Corp, pending regulatory approval

E! Networks and Tel-Ad will launch E! Entertainment Television into Israel in July. The new channel will be available on the yes dbs platform n France’s Odyssey Channel has signed output deals with mico (Japan), Filmoption International (Canada) and Powersports Millennium International (U.S.)

TV Guide has plans to partner with VH1 to expand the music content in TV Guide Magazine, the TV Guide Channel and TV Guide Online

The Academy Film Scholars Program will award two grants of US$25,000 this year to a pair of ‘established scholars, writers, historians or researchers with a significant record of achievement.’ For more details, see www.oscars.org/foundation/filmscholars/

David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife) and Jay Craven (A Stranger in the Kingdom) have joined BuyIndies.com. All of Craven’s titles will be available through the service

KQED, San Francisco’s PBS arm, has begun broadcasting digitally. KQED’s first HD effort will be Mandalay Media Art’s Sahara

The History Channel has launched veterans.com, which will include a veteran locator database

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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