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Allen drops sports stake

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Billionaire Paul Allen is selling his stake in the North American Sports Network, a digital cable channel that broadcasts baseball, basketball, NASCAR and other U.S. sports in Europe.

  • Biz

Thomson in piracy fight

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French media technology firm Thomson said Monday it would buy a third of U.S.-based antipiracy software maker ContentGuard in a deal aimed at spurring the entertainment industry to move business to…

IFPI taps new chief

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Former Universal Music exec John Kennedy was appointed chair-CEO of music industry group the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the trade body said Monday.

  • TV

BSkyB CFO to ankle

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BSkyB chief financial officer Martin Stewart is leaving the U.K.'s dominant pay TV company to pursue other interests, three months after the top job was given to Rupert Murdoch's son James.

  • TV

Seaman jumps ship

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The top executive at British terrestrial digital broadcaster Freeview resigned Wednesday after less than a year in the job amid rumors that he may join a new pay TV service set to launch.

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