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‘X’ ends Japanese run

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The "X Files" ended its three-year run as the only U.S. TV series to be shown by a commercial network in Japan on Wednesday night when TV Asahi broadcast another U.S. network series as a replacement…

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TCI ups sat stake

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Cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. increased its stake in United Video Satellite Group from 40% to 73% after buying out former UVSG chairman Lawrence Flinn, TCI said Monday.

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Benched NBC spins football

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As CBS, ABC/ESPN and Fox celebrated their new eight-year NFL contracts, NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol predicted his rivals will each lose $150 million to $200 million annually, and that's…

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Griffiths parks at BMG

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Former Epic Records prexy Richard Griffiths has been tapped by BMG Entertainment Intl. as chairman of the conglom's U.K.-Ireland outpost. The nod follows a reorganization of BMG's international…

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Exec Shuffle

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CNET Inc. has named Douglas N. Woodrum chief financial officer. He will also join CNET’s board of directors. Woodrum had been exec VP and CFO of Heritage Media Corp., the Dallas-based marketing…

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