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Canada's regulator has awarded a broadcast license to La Tele des Arts, a French-language arts and culture channel, owned and operated by a consortium including Radio Canada, Tele-Quebec and arte France...
November 1, 2000

Canada’s regulator has awarded a broadcast license to La Tele des Arts, a French-language arts and culture channel, owned and operated by a consortium including Radio Canada, Tele-Quebec and arte France

U.K. broadband operator Video Networks and BBC Worldwide have reached an agreement which will see a range of BBC programs made available on demand in the U.K., once they have aired

The Biography Channel launched into the U.K. October 1st with BskyB

New York’s MTV Networks has rebranded TNN (The Nashville Network) as TNN: The National Network, turning from country and western to general-entertainment and wrestling

In the U.K., Granada has divided its factual efforts into separate divisions for: docs; history and science; and current affairs and features. Each will have its own controller

Italian pubcaster RAI is proposing that 49% of the company be privatized

Mandalay Media Arts in California have begun discussions about joint-effort 3D large-format HD films with Abu Dhabi’s Environmental Research and Wildlife development agency

Frankfurt post facility Das Werk has acquired a 73% stake of Promark PLC, the parent company of Promark Entertainment

New York’s Archive Films will be representing the Hulton Getty Picture Collection in North America

Toronto’s Cambium Entertainment and Whamo Entertainment of L.A. have announced a joint venture agreement to combine catalogs and representation efforts

ZDF Enterprises has set up an online company: zdf.new media

U.S.-based Independent Film Channel has launched a theatrical distribution arm, which plans to release a dozen films per year, both in-house productions and acquisitions

London distrib Mercury Media International, which reps some Associated Press Television News programming and etechtv’s weekly Technology Feed, is launching its own production and copro division, specializing in factual

London’s Target Distribution has picked up international distrib rights for L.A.-based LMNO Productions’ projects

Unapix Entertainment has released a line of US$9.98 DVD titles

The next Balticum Film and TV Festival will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Discovery Wings signed an agreement with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale to cover future air sporting events for Sport on Wings, set to launch second quarter 2001

Buyindies.com has surpassed 150 sellers

Australia’s Odyssey Channel has inked distribution deals with Jennifer Cornish Media, Southern Star, Discovery International, Beyond Distribution, Channel 4 and Granada for 78 hours of programming

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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