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Tuesday, 31 January 2006

And more

From last week:

News from the exhibition floor Thursday saw more programme pick-ups, for companies including Warner Bros, Cinamour Entertainment and MTV Networks. (from C21)

NATPE has also devoted a good portion of the trade-show floor to "Digital Village," a collection of exhibitors who are all riding the second great wave of Internet television. (from UPI)

At its first NATPE this week, WPT Enterprises announced a slate of deals on the World Poker Tour and unveiled a new series, Professional Poker Tour. (from World Screen)

CHUM International has announced a slate of deals at NATPE on its catalogue of original entertainment, fashion and music programming. (World Screen again)

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More from NATPE

  • At NATPE last week Viz Media marketed a number of anime they have available for broadcasters. (from Anime News Network)
  • 2006 NATPE Wrap-Up Report (By The Futon Critic Staff)
  • Raven Moon Entertainment, Inc. is pleased with the interest and response to its forthcoming animated movie Gina D & The Transistor Sisters In Search of the Golden Record by attendees at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) convention in Las Vegas last week. (from PR Newswire)

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In Non-Oscar News

NATPE Birthday to Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Walter, Anthony LaPaglia and Portia de Rossi!

Today in 1949, These Are My Children, the first TV daytime soap opera, was broadcast. 1984, Edwin Newman retired from NBC news. In 1988, the Redskins beat the Broncos, 42-10, in Super Bowl XXII. In 1993, the Cowboys beat the Bills, 52-17, in Super Bowl XXVII. In 1999, the Broncos beat the Falcons, 34-19, in Super Bowl XXXIII. In 2004, Mystery Science Theater 3000 concluded its run on the Sci Fi network.

New releases on DVD this week include All American Girl (Complete Series); Archie Bunker's Place (Season 1); The A-Team (Season 3); Dark Shadows (Collection 22); Diff'rent Strokes (Season 2); Gastineau Girls (Season 1); Hill Street Blues (Season 1); Inked (Season 1); Knight Rider (Season 3); Magnum, P.I. (Season 3); MI-5 (Vol. 3); The Pink Panther Show; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Vol. 20); Two's Company (Series 4); and The X-Files (Season 1-3).

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Monday, 30 January 2006

NATPE Wrap 1

Some of the NATPE News that emerged over the last week:

For cable consultant Ray Solley, a NATPE attendee and a speaker on a convention panel, that made NATPE an epicenter when it came to reaction to the new network.  (TV Week)

If there is one thing NATPE ’06 will be remembered for, it’s the surprise announcement (no doubt strategically planned) of the merger of the WB and UPN into new network CW, which sent waves of shock—and optimism—through the conference. (Mediaweek)

ReelTime attended the NATPE 2006 Conference to network with television executives and media professionals regarding the acquisition of additional content for ReelTime's subscription service upon the forthcoming launch. (Primezone)

"With the Disney planned merger with Pixar it is anticipated that there will be a greater emphasis on animated theatricals. We spoke to many interested and excited buyers and potential distributors at NATPE about Raven Moon's ability to create 3D animated family films for a fraction of the cost," stated Len Koch, Chairman of ROLE Entertainment, the syndicator of Gina D's Kids Club®. (Yahoo! News)

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Back from NATPE

Post-NATPE Birthday to Dick Martin, Vanessa Redgrave, Charles Dutton, Brett Butler, Wilmer Valderrama and Jake Thomas!

Today in 1950, Robert Montgomery Presents debuted on NBC. In 1983, the Redskins beat the Dolphins, 27-17, in Super Bowl XVII. In 1994, the Cowboys beat the Bills, 30-13, in Super Bowl XXVIII. In 2000, the Rams beat the Titans, 23-16, in Super Bowl XXXIV.

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Friday, 20 January 2006


NATPE Birthday to Arte Johnson, Tom Baker, David Lynch, Bill Maher, Lorenzo Lamas, James Denton, Melissa Rivers and Stacey Dash!

Today in 1953, a television show (CBS's Studio One) was transmitted from the U.S. to Canada for the first time. In 1978, Fred Silverman left his job as head of programming for ABC to become president of NBC. In 1980, the Steelers beat the Rams, 31-19, in Super Bowl XIV. In 1985, the 49ers beat the Dolphins, 38-16, in Super Bowl XIX (which also marked the first time a television commercial sold for $1 million/minute).

There are four days until NATPE 2006, which is where we'll be from now until the end of next week. See ya' later!

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Thursday, 19 January 2006


NATPE and iHollywood Forum have announced the final slate of sessions and speakers for the 2nd annual NATPE Mobile ++ event on January 23 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. (via WorldScreen.com)

Cinamour Entertainment heads to NATPE this year with new talk shows, documentaries and reality titles, including its long-running Cheaters, which recently celebrated its 100th episode. (WorldScreen again)

3DD Entertainment will be presenting a slate of music programs at NATPE, including performances by James Blunt and the Gorillaz, as well as a concert by Barry Manilow. (and again)

Ten French distributors will be attending NATPE next week as part of the TV France International stand in the hopes of boosting sales to the U.S. market. (and again)

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NATPE Birthday to Jean Stapleton, Robert MacNeil, Shelley Fabares, Ann Compton, Desi Arnaz Junior, Paul Rodriguez, Katey Sagal, Paul McCrane, Shawn Wayans, Drea de Matteo, Jodie Sweetin and Logan Lerman!

Today in 1953, 68 percent of all U.S. television stations were tuned in to I Love Lucy. In 1955, a Presidential news conference was filmed for TV for the first time (thanks, Ike!). In 1957, Ernie Kovacs did an entire half-hour show without saying a single word. In 1959, American Bandstand was the number one daytime show in the U.S.

There are five days until NATPE 2006.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2006

More News

The AIM Tell-A-Vision(R) Group (AIM TV), pioneering producers and distributors of English language programming for the U.S. Latino market, announced that it has chosen the NATPE conference to continue its "Change The Sample" initiative to convince Nielsen Media Research, Inc. to change its language preference method of monitoring U.S. Hispanic TV viewing to a more accurate measurement based on nativity (U.S. Born / Foreign-Born).


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NATPE and iHollywood Forum Announce Final Lineup of Sessions, Speakers and Sponsors for NATPE Mobile ++


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