VUE Nears Hope Cable Deal

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Vivendi Universal’s domestic TV operation is working up a cable deal for
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater, the 1963-67 anthology series on
NBC.

Trio, which Universal owns, as well as TV Land and GoodLife TV are the likely
takers.

A deal with Trio -- which could get episodes on as soon as later this month
as a tribute to the recently deceased Hope -- appears to be the best bet,
sources said.

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