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FX, Fox’s basic cable network, has signed a deal with Continental Cablevision , the nation’s third-largest cable operator with 2.9 million subscribers. Two months before launch, FX has deals with 107 operators.

According to Louise Henry, senior VP, affiliate sales and marketing, FX will announce shortly how many subscribers it will have on board for its June debut.

The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Fox and the Hound” has become the No. 1 selling vidcassette of 1994 by moving 8.4 million copies since its March 4 release. It eclipsed Disney’s “Pinocchio,” which was released last spring. “Fox” carries a suggested retail price of $ 24.99 before rebates.

Peter Strauss and Marlo Thomas will star in “Reunion,” an RHI Entertainment telefilm for CBS that begins production Monday in Montreal. Strauss starred in another upcoming RHI movie for CBS, a remake of “The Yearling.”

Pete Rozelle, the former NFL commissioner and Kenneth Hamlet, the former CEO and prexy of Holiday Inns, have been elected to the board of directors of NTN Communications Inc., the company that featured an interactive Oscars telecast.

The Bobby Brooks Foundation raised $ 32,000 during the org’s second annual Academy Awards party at CAA. The event, attended by over 200 music industry movers and shakers, has evolved into a popular stop on the Oscar night party circuit. The foundation was established to honor Brooks, a CAA agent who died with guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn in a helicopter crash in August 1990.

“You’re Soaking in It, the Next Generation”: Marilyn Kentz and Caryl Kristensen, stars of the NBC sitcom “The Mommies,” will replace the seemingly irreplaceable Madge the Manicurist as spokeswomen for Palmolive. The duo will rep all Palmolive products in a $ 20 mil ad campaign.

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