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June 14, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRTIER
Cartoons and religion have been staples of Sunday morning television for years. But analysts and industry executives are skeptical about their pairing on the Family Channel envisioned by Fox Kids Worldwide, which this week announced its $1.9-billion purchase of the cable network's parent, International Family Entertainment. Fox Kids, a 50-50 partnership between News Corp.
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June 14, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRTIER
Cartoons and religion have been staples of Sunday morning television for years. But analysts and industry executives are skeptical about their pairing on the Family Channel envisioned by Fox Kids Worldwide, which this week announced its $1.9-billion purchase of the cable network's parent, International Family Entertainment. Fox Kids, a 50-50 partnership between News Corp.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 2001
Peter K. Dang, former executive vice president of Sony Pictures consumer products, is joining Los Angeles marketing design firm Sargent & Berman as chief operating officer/chief marketing officer. Prior to his position with Sony Pictures, Dang held executive management positions with Saban Entertainment, Mattel Inc. and Adolph Coors Co.
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August 5, 1999 | Associated Press
Top contributors to Gov. Gray Davis' campaign committee during his first six months in office: Contributor Amount A. Jerrold Perenchio: $250,000 Fox Group: $150,000 Saban Entertainment Inc.: $125,000 Yucaipa Companies LLC: $117,556 Pacific Telesis Corp.: $110,000 AKT Development Corp.: $100,000 Ameriquest Capital Corp.: $100,000 Casden Co.: $100,000 Terry M. Giles: $100,000 John J. Moores: $100,000 GTE Service Corp.: $75,000 Hollywood Park Operaters Co.: $75,000 Zenith Insurance Co.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1995 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
TV: Fox Broadcasting Co. and Saban Entertainment Inc. have formed an alliance to develop children's television services worldwide. The joint venture will use the combined libraries and distribution of both companies to launch channels overseas, presenting a challenge to Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon, which has made inroads in overseas children's programming. Among Saban's biggest hits are "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "X-Men," both of which air on the Fox Children's Network.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
News Corp., the media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, may be forced to buy the rest of Fox Family Worldwide Inc., a low-rated cable-television venture, from partner Saban Entertainment Inc., Saban said. News Corp. and Saban each own 49.5% of Fox Family, which runs the Fox Family Channel. Under terms of the venture, Saban has the option to require News Corp. to buy its stake for "fair market value in cash," Saban said in a statement.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1998 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
News Corp. and Saban Entertainment Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay Fox affiliates about $100 million for their interests in the Fox Children's Network. The cash could help stations better shoulder the increased bill for professional football rights that Fox expects them to share. Fox is seeking about $55 million a year from its affiliates to help cover a new NFL contract that will cost the network $4.4 billion over eight years.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Fox Children's Network and its leading program supplier, Saban Entertainment Inc., have agreed to merge in a bid to better compete against stronger rivals in kids' programming. The combined company, which would be half owned by each party, could go public to raise money for worldwide expansion of its cable channels. Terms of the merger were not disclosed. Fox Broadcasting Co.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1996 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a television show, "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is still a big hit with kids. But as a set of action-figure toys, the colorful crusaders are fading, showing that tie-ins with top-rated programs do not guarantee equivalent retail success. Cerritos-based Bandai America Inc., seeking to reignite sales of the product line it manufactures under license, is scrambling to update the Rangers. Meanwhile, the producers of the TV show are making major changes to stimulate interest.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Zoe Netter adores Discovery Zone. She delights in tossing the brightly colored plastic balls, clambering through the maze of tubes and even using the toddler-size potty in the bathroom. "She loves it," said the 2-year-old's mother, Lauren Deutsch. "There's really no reason kids wouldn't. It's set up for kids." But kids don't pay Discovery Zone's bills; their parents do. And the company wants them to pay more--or more often. "Repeat business" is Discovery Zone's new mantra.
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