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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SCI FI PICKS UP B5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/4/2000 9:18:00 AM  

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>112+4? does this mean that "the gathering" will be split into a 2-parter and
>worked into the regular rotation?

I suspect it's just a typo.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SCI FI PICKS UP B5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/4/2000 2:14:00 PM  

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>Speaking of typos, what does THIS mean?
>
>"In the deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV, Cable and Network Features,
>SCI FI also acquired the rights to produce four two-hour telefilms based on
>the show."

Someone doctored that quote along the way; the word Produce does not appear in
the line at the actual site (having just checked it out).

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SCI FI PICKS UP B5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/5/2000 9:42:00 AM  

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>I didn't make it up, nor was it taken from anywhere else. They posted an
>incorrect report and then corrected it, making me look a liar, of course.

Yeah, that sort of thing happens sometimes. The peculiar thing is that most of
the copy is word for word the same as on the SFC site *except* for the
"produce" thing...so clearly someone there muffed it or tried to make it a
bigger story than it was in that respect.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SCI FI PICKS UP B5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/9/2000 8:37:00 AM  

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The FCC mandates that there must be X minutes of programming per hour or half
hour program, depending on venue. There is one minimum for syndication and
cable, and a slightly higher minimum for network shows.

This is what enables syndicators and cable operations to cut down episodes in
order to cram in more comercials.

B5 ran at the syndication/cable minimum number of minutes as mandated by the
FCC, which can be found in their regs. It cannot be cut further unless the
minimums change or have changed.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
(all message content (c) 2000 by
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