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B&C BEYOND: JANUARY 24, 2011

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CEO of 'Skins' Production Group in U.S. Talking Expansion

As the U.S. version of hit British drama Skins this week debuted to record ratings for MTV, PTC outrage and a Taco Bell advertiser defection,
the CEO of the U.K. company behind the series has been in Los Angeles
laying groundwork for far bigger impact on the U.S. TV landscape.

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View photos from recent industry events, including the Television Critics Association winter press tour and the Golden Globes after parties.

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Comcast/NBCU Down With D.C. Deals

The Comcast/NBCU meld is a done deal, at least in terms of Washington. While it has plenty of conditions and voluntary commitments, none came as a surprise--Comcast and NBCU had been working with the FCC and the Justice Department on those conditions--and none will keep the new company from getting down to business.

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To read Comcast's pledges about the NBCU deal, click here.

McGraw Hill Grabs CoolTV

Music video multicast hits Denver, San Diego, Bakersfield  More.

WGCL Takes Over Management of Turner's Peachtree TV

Turner outsources station management in Atlanta  More.

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NBC Delays Return of ‘LOLA,'
‘Marriage Ref'

Parenthood continues on Tuesday, America's Next Great Restaurant moved to Sunday
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USA Network Picks Up Two
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A Legal Mind, Necessary Roughness added to growing stable of scripted originals
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Madison Ave. Likes Comcast/NBCU Fit

In last quarter with GE, NBC cable networks fueled 38% profit growth  More.

Discovery Health Shows Moving To FitTV
Network to be renamed Discovery Fit & Health on Feb. 1
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