MTV has terminated its agreement with Craig Media for MTV Canada and MTV2 (Canada). CHUM’s recent acquisition of Craig contractually allowed for the move. CHUM will rebrand the two channels, and is still required to pay MTV CND$10 million (US$7.9 million) in remaining license fees.
RDF Media launched an ipo May 4, with shares starting at £1.44 (US$2.63). As of press time, shares had risen as high as £1.525 ($2.78) per.
Françoise Bornet, the woman in the famous 1950 Robert Doisneau photo, Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville (Kiss at City Hall), has sold her original print at auction for US$202,000. Bornet, 75, told Agence France-Presse that she intends to start a documentary prodco with the money.
Nat Geo Channels International has launched ‘No Borders,’ an anthology of (initially) 10 feature-length docs that will begin to air in July, including Skylight Pictures’ State of Fear.
Kodak will soon add a new Super 8 film, the super-saturated, fine grain Kodak Ektachrome 64T Color Reversal Film 7280.
The FOCAL Footage Awards named Adrian Wood and Polly Pettit Researchers of the Year for their work on Japan’s War (TWI/Carlton), and picked French national archive ina as Footage Library of the Year for its Inamedia online outlet.
E! Networks will distribute sister net OLN internationally. OLN’s catalog features about 100 hours of original, male-targeted programming.
The International Emmys will offer a format prize at this November’s ceremony.