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- Wildscreen's Panda Awards have attracted a record 423 entries this year, from 40 countries - including Korea, Iceland, Zimbabwe, the u.a.e. and Sri Lanka. For details on the awards visit the Wildscreen website at
September 1, 2000

- Wildscreen’s Panda Awards have attracted a record 423 entries this year, from 40 countries – including Korea, Iceland, Zimbabwe, the u.a.e. and Sri Lanka. For details on the awards visit the Wildscreen website at www.wildscreen.org.uk

- Hamburg-based Igel Media has opened a London office, with former head of international sales Ed Galton named to the position of MD

National Geographic has announced a multi-million dollar partnership with retailer Eddie Bauer, spawning a new line of Nat Geo-branded products

- BBC Worldwide Americas agreed to a multi-year distribution agreement with Warner Home Video for new and existing BBC Video titles. For the last 15 years, BBC Video was handled by CBS/Fox Video in the U.S.

- Discovery Health as well as Travel & Adventure have launched into Latin America

- The History Channel has begun broadcasting three hours daily on China’s Sun Television

- The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System has created a new ‘online almanac’ of information about its 93 million acres. The address for the new site is http://refuges100.fws.gov

German media group Axel Springer Verlag and Kirch Media are creating ProSiebenSat1 Media

- Sky News has signed a multi-year contract with APTN for news footage. Sky will pick up 16 bulletins a day, plus news flashes. APTN footage will also appear in news stories

- Steven Spielberg and Oscar doc-maker James Moll will produce five one-hour TV documentaries under the auspices of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

- AMIA (The Association of Moving Image Archivists) has launched a new website at www.amianet.org

- CNN International is hoping to introduce locally produced programs into the South Asian market by the end of this year. CNN’s South Asian channel launched on July 3 of this year

- The Extreme Group and UPC have signed a distribution agreement with Germany-based PrimaCom for The Extreme Sports Channel

- Explore International and CCAfrica have launched the c2Africa campaign, an effort to send 200 computers to African schools. For more information, contact Hollie Henson at hhenson@explore-intl.co.uk

- New Jersey’s Janson Television & Video has changed its name to Janson Media

- New Jersey’s Monarch Films launched Beatnik Home Entertainment. The new video distribution company plans to launch a new title every other month

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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