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NBC, MGM renew distribution deal

New Orleans -- NBC Enterprises and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have renewed their international distribution
agreement for the next four years, the two companies said Tuesday at the National Association of Television Programming Executives' show in New Orleans.

The deal gives MGM the right to handle all of the international sales and
distribution of NBC shows such as Boomtown, American Dreams,
Hidden Hills, Kingpin, Will & Grace, Crossing
Jordan
and Passions.

NBC Enterprises handles international rights for NBC News, NBC Sports,
first-run syndication, late-night and formats.

NBC Enterprises and MGM first forged the arrangement two years ago.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.