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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
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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