Cable Nets Steal the Show—for Now

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NEW YORK Not to get all Discovery Channel about it, but while the broadcast networks stamped around the upfront marketplace last week like rival elephants scrapping over a shrinking watering hole, two major cable players made like gazelles and snuck some gulps of money under the pachyderms’ trunks.

At week’s end, sources said Turner Entertainment had completed its upfront business with Starcom, to the tune of about $150 million.

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