E! to Launch U.K. Channel

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E! Networks signed a long-term deal to launch E! International Network on
News Corp.'s British Sky Broadcasting Group plc digital-satellite platform in
January.

Beginning Dec. 2, BSkyB viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will
receive a six-hour block to preview the channel -- which includes a host of E!
staples like The E! True Hollywood Story, E! News Live,
Mysteries & Scandals, Extreme Close-Up and Wild On --
before its 24-hour launch the next month.

In a separate deal, Sky One has acquired all 13 episodes of E!'s The Anna
Nicole Show
, which will bow there Oct. 31.

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