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MTG: First U.S. Network Deal for TV Series
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Modern Times Group MTG AB (Nasdaq:MTGNY), the international media group, today announced that Modern Entertainment, its Los Angeles-based film rights distribution business, has signed its first U.S. network series agreement. Modern Entertainment, which owns the movie and TV rights to Stephen King's best-selling book 'The Dead Zone,' sold an option to TV producer Lion's Gate Entertainment to produce a pilot for a TV series. As a result, a full season 22 part dramatic series of 1 hour episodes has been ordered by USA Network, which broadcasts through its cable network to 85 million homes or 80% of homes in the U.S.
Appointment at Ahold Joint Venture Partner La Fragua
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO) announces the appointment of Harrie Frijters to the position of Chief Financial Officer, CFO, at Ahold's joint venture partner La Fragua in Guatemala, effective January 2, 2002. For the past three years, Frijters has been working as CFO at Ahold Spain. La Fragua is with 131 stores in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras a substantial player in the Central American market.
OM Chosen as Technology Partner to NASD
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- OM, a world leading supplier of trading technology, and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the largest securities- industry, self-regulatory organization in the United States, have signed an agreement to build the Alternative Display Facility (ADF) - an over- the-counter quotation and trade reporting facility - of which OM's SAXESStm system is a central component. The system will be delivered in June 2002. The agreement includes license, project and support of the system.
Allgon Awarded Swedish 3G-Supply Agreement
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan., 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allgon, the global supplier of radio-based infrastructure solutions, has been appointed 3G supplier of base station antennas and microwave radio equipment by Svenska UMTS Nat AB, the 3G infrastructure joint venture between Swedish mobile operators Telia and Tele2.
iPrint Technologies Wins CIO Web Business 50 Award
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- iPrint Technologies, inc. (Nasdaq:IPRT), a leading supplier of online and offline marketing and branding solutions, today announced that it received the prestigious CIO Web Business 50 Award from IDG's CIO magazine. The 5th annual CIO Web Business 50 Award honors 50 outstanding Web sites across business, government and non-profit platforms.
The UK Mail Order Company Damart Prefer ReadSoft for Automatic Data Capture
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- ReadSoft has won an order to install Eyes & Hands FORMS at Damart, the leading thermal underwear supplier in the UK. Damart will process millions of payment slips and goods returned forms in a highly automated process and speed up the entire delivery procedure. The initial order is worth 130,000 USD.
TietoEnator and BP Signs Global Energy Components Agreement
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 10, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator has signed a Master License Agreement (MLA) with BP. Following this agreement TietoEnator's spearhead product Energy Components is being implemented to support BP's world-wide Upstream operations. The contract supports TietoEnator's strategy of promoting IT solutions in the global market.