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Executive Shuffle

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Paramount Pictures last week denied various reports of sizable lower-echelon layoffs in its feature and tv wings, but acknowledged some staffers had been let go “to improve efficiency and…

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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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TPS, MGM Pact

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Turner Program Services has made an agreement with MGM-Pathe Communications Co. to distribute the MGM/UA library of nearly 1,000 films, a Pathe spokesman confirmed. Details are being worked out, but…

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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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Sun-ny Sets

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After being with the station since it was formed in 1979, WXKS-FM (KISS-108) program director and on-air personality Sunny Joe White has been shown the door. His contract, which ended in December…

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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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She Bags Mag

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KYW-TV's Pat Ciarrocchi has dropped her noon co-anchor duties to become Ray Murray's “Evening Magazine” co-host. Kim Adams is Howard Joffe's new noontime partner. Ciarrocchi is still paired with…

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