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CBS Summer Splash

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CBS, which in an experiment last summer put on five firstrun shows, will try it again this summer with four. The lineup consists of: A Stephen King serialized novel-for-tv; a Rob Reiner sitcom, in…

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‘Recall’ Still Kickin’

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Reports of King World’s “Instant Recall’s” death may be premature. Contrary to rumors that made the rounds on the NATPE convention floor, King World Prods. says it is not pulling the plug on its…

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HBO, Omnivision Pact

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Home Box Office and Venezuelan pay-tv company Omnivision have agreed to share 50-50 in the launch and operation of a Spanish-language pay-tv service in Venezuela. Service is expected to reach most of…

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Independence Breakthrough

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Independence Public Media of Philadelphia’s WYBE-TV, a pub-tv station which has lamented its failure to land a cable channel, has finally made a breakthrough. Greater Media Cable has promised to…

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Country Music TV Purchased

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Opryland USA and Group W Satellite Communications have completed their purchase of Country Music Television. David Hall has been named president and Robert H. Baker its director of operations. Under…

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KW Close To NBC Assignment

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NBC is near a deal with King World Prods. to take over production of the web’s daytime pilots, “A.M. Assignment” and “Women’s Diaries.” Pilots originally were ordered from producer Mark Monsky. Both…

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Bolaris Missile? Hardly.

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First ratings for “Timeout With John Bolaris,” WCAU-TV’s new program covering the entertainment scene, provided little cause for jubilation. The preview on Dec. 22 drew a third-place 3/5 in both…

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