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May 13, 1998 | Sallie Hofmeister
The Jim Henson Co. and Hallmark Entertainment plan to launch the Kermit Channel, a 24-hour pay television network that will draw upon the family and children's programming libraries and production resources of the 50-50 partners. The channel will launch in Asia and Latin America in September and in more locations afterward.
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May 13, 1998 | Sallie Hofmeister
The Jim Henson Co. and Hallmark Entertainment plan to launch the Kermit Channel, a 24-hour pay television network that will draw upon the family and children's programming libraries and production resources of the 50-50 partners. The channel will launch in Asia and Latin America in September and in more locations afterward.
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April 30, 1999 | Sallie Hofmeister
Rod Perth, formerly president of entertainment for USA Networks, was named president of Jim Henson Television Group Worldwide, a division of Jim Henson Co. Perth is credited with expanding USA's original programming, overseeing the highly rated miniseries "Moby Dick" and one the network's star series, "La Femme Nikita." He left USA in July in a management shake-up after Barry Diller assumed control of the network and other television assets in a transaction with Seagram Co.
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