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DISCOVERY UPS & DOWNS

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NEW YORK — The Discovery Channel’s cash flow jumped 26% in 1996 to $178.1 million, the cable network’s parent Discovery Communications revealed Tuesday. Privately held Discovery doesn’t usually…

Exec Shuffle

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Broderbund Software has bumped Kenneth Goldstein to VP and executive publisher, entertainment products studio. Joining Broderbund in 1992, Goldstein worked on the software for the educational kidfare…

UNITED KINGDOM

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Barclays Bank has agreed to finance a multimillion-pound marketing campaign to promote cinemagoing in the U.K. The initiative, which will be unveiled today, will see Barclays become the sponsor of…

CBS gets KLSX, KRLA

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NEW YORK — CBS Radio is gaining L.A. radio stations KLSX-FM and KRLA-AM in a swap for stations in Boston and Philadelphia. The radio giant will gain the two stations in a swap with Greater Media…

Balk signs up for ‘History’

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Fairuza Balk, who scared the wits out of high schoolers in “The Craft,” has inked for “American History X” opposite Edward Norton for New Line Cinema, the studio confirmed Tuesday. Balk will play…

ITALY

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For the fourth consecutive year, Italy’s paybox Telepiu will exclusively broadcast live the Oscar ceremony in the night between March 24 and 25. For the first time, TV viewers who are not subscribers…

AUSTRALIA

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Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. and Sony’s Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. have formed a joint theatrical distribution venture in the Southeast Asian territories of Singapore, Malaysia and…

ALL AMERICAN SPIKES GAMES

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All American TV has decided not to launch its syndicated gameshow block this fall, but the company is trying instead to find a midseason 1998 home for a combination of “Match Game,” “Family Feud” and…

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