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Firestone to Produce Q Programming

9/17/2004 5:45 AM Eastern

Q Television Network and Firestone Communications Inc. announced their second deal this week.

On the heels of Wednesday’s announcement that Firestone will assist Q in moving its main satellite connection from New Orleans to Fort Worth, Texas, by redigitalizing the network’s signal and sending it through to RCN Corp. for uploading, the two parties said Friday that Firestone will produce a portion of Q’s live programming.

Among shows Firestone will produce for Q will be a live call-in show hosted by a gay or lesbian personality and a news and sports show, along with 40 documentaries on gay and lesbian celebrities.

"We look forward to producing Q's dynamic and realistic television shows and a historically important series of documentaries,” Firestone president Michael Fletcher said in a prepared statement.

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