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News Corp, NBC sign more deals for online venture

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp. and NBC Universal said on Wednesday they signed five more content deals for their new online video venture including ones with the Sundance Channel and TV Guide.

Under terms of the deals, each of the entertainment concerns will supply original content to the new site on a non-exclusive basis. Others included in the deal are FUEL TV, an action sports cable network, Oxygen, a cable network aimed at women, and SPEED, a motor sports cable network.

The site is already slated to contain high-profile content from NBC and News Corp., including TV shows such as NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” and hit films such as “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Borat” from News Corp.’s Fox.

NBC Universal is controlled by General Electric.

The site, announced in March, is expected to be launched this summer and will include an Internet media player, which will be embedded on partner sites.

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