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'Soul Train' sold, will air new shows

June 18, 2008|From Bloomberg News

"Soul Train," the television show that featured Michael Jackson and James Brown, was sold to MadVision Entertainment Inc. and will be put back into production.

The purchase includes control of archives from the dance show's 37-year run, MadVision spokeswoman Elaine Garza said Tuesday. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Los Angeles-based MadVision, backed by Leo Hindery's New York private equity firm InterMedia Partners, aims to draw audiences to new episodes of "Soul Train" and add to its reach with shows on the Internet and video-on-demand. The program, now airing in syndication, hasn't been in production since 2006.

"Soul Train" was founded in 1970 by Don Cornelius.

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