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AETN to Launch Int’l Crime Network

New York — A&E Television Networks is preparing to launch a new international network.

On Sept. 29, A&E obtained the trademarks i24: Investigation TV; The Criminal Investigation Channel; and Crime & Investigation Channel, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“A&E Television Networks is developing a new channel brand based on crime and investigative programming,” a spokesperson said. The new network will feature programming from A&E’s library, which includes Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files and Dog: The Bounty Hunter.

TVN: We’d Think About Moore’s 'Fahrenheit 9/11’

Burbank, Calif. — TVN Entertainment Corp. last Friday said it would entertain the prospect of airing Michael Moore’s anti-President Bush film Fahrenheit 9/11 if given the chance. But TVN said it had not been approached by Sony, the film’s distributor, or a third-party about a special, which sources say, also includes a political discussion from the controversial filmmaker.

In Demand had been scheduled to air the documentary and the discussion under the heading of The Michael Moore Pre-Election Special on Nov. 1, for $9.95. However, In Demand earlier this month told AP that it wouldn’t air the film for “legitimate business and legal concerns.”

Last Wednesday, the film turned up on a public-access on Time Warner Cable’s system in Binghamton, N.Y., according to AP.

Rainbow Taps Lhota, Adamovich as co-CFOs

Jericho, N.Y. — Rainbow Media Enterprises Inc. announced last Friday that it has named Joseph Lhota and John Adamovich as co-chief financial officers.

Lhota had served as executive vice president of corporate administration at Cablevision Systems Corp. and as president of Lightpath, Cablevision’s business telephone subsidiary. Adamovich was CFO and treasurer of Pall Corp., a manufacturer of filtration devices.

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