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Jun 25, 2001  •  Post A Comment

`Hard Knox’ a no go
for New Line Television
Los Angeles-New Line Television confirmed last week that it will not move forward on production of the syndicated series “Hard Knox.” The show had been cleared in most of the United States, including the top two markets. A source cited a lack of international financing as the reason New Line pulled the plug.
Syndicated `Millionaire’
goes to 7 CBS O&Os
Los Angeles-Seven of CBS’s owned-and-operated large-market stations bought Buena Vista’s syndicated version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” On board for the September 2002 launch are WCBS-TV, New York; KCBS-TV, Los Angeles; WBBM-TV, Chicago; KYW-TV, Philadelphia; KPIX-TV, San Francisco; WBZ-TV, Boston; and KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh.
Pax picks up Fox/UPN
affiliate in Helena, Mont.
New York-Pax TV is about to pick up a new affiliate in Helena, Mont., where KMTF-TV is working toward a July 1 switch-over date. The station, which is operated by Rocky Mountain Broadcasting, went on the air in August 1998. It has been a primary affiliate of Fox and a secondary affiliate of UPN in the 207th DMA, where the only other station is longtime NBC affiliate KTVH-TV.
Federal court upholds
satellite must-carry
Washington-In a win for broadcasters, a federal district court in Alexandria, Va., on Friday rejected the satellite television industry’s challenge of a law requiring dish companies to carry every local station in a market if they decide to carry at least one. The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2002.