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CLEAN UP MY MTV?

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Closing his letter to Viacom attorneys with “MTV’s corporate pollution must stop – or else,” attorney and Christian right activist Jack Thompson threatened Monday to organize a boycott against the…

Gems adds macho to mix

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MIAMI – Gems Television, the 24-hour Spanish-lingo net targeting women age 18 to 40, has repositioned its programming to include men and children in its mix. “We’ve gone from an exclusive female…

WB Records ups Merlis

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Warner Bros. Records has upped media maven Bob Merlis to the newly created post of senior veep of worldwide corporate communications. The industry vet will continue to represent the label and its…

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Network Ent., Wildstorm pact

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SYDNEY – After nearly 12 months of talks, Aussie distribber Network Entertainment has inked a co-production and international distribution deal with the USA’s Image Comics subsid Wildstorm Prods. It…

Putnam sale wrapped

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Seagram Co.’s sale of its book-publishing unit, the Putnam Berkeley Group, to international media group Pearson for $336 million was finalized last week following early termination of the Hart Scott…

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