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When in Rome, Do as Court TV Does

3/09/2005 2:20 AM Eastern

Fox International Channels Italia will have access to eight Court TV primetime series under terms of a deal announced Wednesday.

Beginning in October, for a three-year period, Fox’s Italian arm will air Hollywood Justice, Crime Stories (the international title for The Investigators), Extreme Evidence, Psychic Detectives, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, North Mission Road and Trace Evidence: The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee.

“The crime-and-investigation genre has performed well for us in Italy, and we are convinced that Court TV's series will strengthen our programming lineup and our investment in crime-based fiction," Fox International Channels Italia head of entertainment Fabrizio Salini said in a prepared statement.

Court TV senior director of international distribution and co-production Jennifer Buzzelli added, “We are thrilled to have completed our first program deal in Italy. With the increased interest in forensics and investigation-based programming, our shows are performing well globally. Bringing our original primetime programming to Italy is a great way to showcase our brand internationally and to add to our network visibility.”

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