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BBC has 2 U.S. TV hits

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Blighty pubcaster BBC has two hit gameshows on network TV in the U.S. simultaneously for the first time — NBC’s “Dog Eat Dog” and “Weakest Link.”

Strong format sales of shows like “Dog” helped boost BBC Worldwide’s television program sales by 15% against a flat market in 2001-2. “Link” has become one of the most profitable formats ever for the BBC. Aired in 25 languages in 75 countries, the show accounted for £10 million ($15.6 million) in sales.

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