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Kemistry, a London-based design and brand consultancy agency, has been appointed to re-brand Norway's NRK...
October 1, 2000

Kemistry, a London-based design and brand consultancy agency, has been appointed to re-brand Norway’s NRK

This year’s IDFA in Amsterdam (Nov. 22-30) is planning to focus on Iranian cinema and will feature the U.K.’s Michael Apted, who will offer his personal top-ten doc list

The Jan Karski Film Competition has put out a call for entries, looking for programs focussing on moral courage. Up to us$10,000 in cash will be awarded. For details, check

Unapix Entertainment is reporting a second quarter net loss of us$2.4 million (with $5.7 million in revenue outstanding on order commitments, however). President and CEO, David Dreilinger attributes losses to strategic restructuring, and notes the company has already discontinued two of its direct marketing businesses to reduce operating costs

U.K.-based distrib Iskra TV has launched the Soft News Syndicate, an Internet news service specializing in short clips and inserts that can be downloaded for news, magazine and thematic programming

The 44th annual San Francisco Film Festival has issued a call for entries. The deadline for docs is December 1st. For information, check

London-based thematic channel distributor Zone Vision and UPCtv have launched Reality TV into Poland as an 18-hour service available on Polsat’s basic package. Zone Vision has also announced that Reality TV and E! Entertainment will be carried on the UPC Networks, as well as the Storm Astral group of operators

Home & Garden Television in the u.s. has announced it will offer 1,500 hours of what it terms ‘informational escapism’ this coming season, including nine new series, and 70 original specials

Hamburg’s Igel Media is reporting an increase in revenues compared to the mid-point last year. The company reported incomes of 4.3 million euros (us$3.8 million) for January to June, compared to 260,000 euros ($231,000) in the same period last year. Total net income is reported to be 340,000 euros ($302,000) versus a loss of 518,000 euros ($460,000) for the same period last year

French-Canadian channel Historia has scheduled more than 600 hours of new production and acquisitions for the 2000-01 season

Austrian doc distributor Tele M TV has gone online at

U.S.-based Food Network will spend millions this fall on a branding campaign that centers around the tag line: ‘Food. It goes with everything’

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