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$50 mil sates Hungary TV

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BUDAPEST – Despite press hysteria that precious pieces of Hungary's soon-to-be-privatized TV industry would sell for as much as $150 million, the government has announced that 10-year concessions for…

U TV SELLS 'TEAM' HOUR

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Universal Domestic TV (formerly MCA TV) has sold its new firstrun weekly action hour “Team Knight Rider” in 15 markets covering 40% of the country, including six Chris-Craft/United stations for Fall…

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TCI DIGS INTO DIGITAL

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Tele-Communications Inc. is embracing digital TV as a step toward fixing financial woes, but execs called the technology not simply the “flavor of the month” but a longterm solution. Responding to…

IT'S ALPHABET COUP

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ABC has brightened its gloomy season with a surprise win in the Dec. 2-8 primetime Nielsen results. Keys to ABC's narrow victory were Friday's Barbara Walters spec, Saturday's football, a credible…

C3's Bradshaw difference

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Comcast programming arm C3 has partnered with Twentieth TV and Planet Hollywood to launch an hourlong daytime strip for 1997 hosted by Terry Bradshaw. “The Home Team” is the first project from C3…

Rudner inks 3 Arts deal

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Comedian Rita Rudner has inked a development deal with 3 Arts Television, the production venture formed by Sony, CBS and 3 Arts Entertainment. Rudner is teaming with writer Wendy Goldman (“Ellen”) in…

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