A&E nabs CSI: Miami

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A&E Network has nabbed the cable rights to forensic drama CSI: Miami from King
World Productions, which is distributing the CBS Productions, Bruckheimer
Television and Alliance Atlantis show.

A&E will pay up about $1 million per episode for off-net rights to strip
CSI: Miami beginning in fall 2006.

A&E also gets rights to replay the early seasons beginning this fall, for
about $100,000 to $150,000 per episode. These episodes must air out of prime time.

After 2008, the show is exclusively A&E's for repeats.

A&E would not disclose financials.

Since losing off-nets of Law & Order, A&E has picked up reruns
of Third Watch and Crossing Jordan, but ratings for those
shows don't match the hearty Nielsen Media Research marks Law & Order used to
contribute.

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