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Channel M Update

Despite a frantic round of last minute talks regarding next seasons FCUM.TV show, Channel m have unexpectedly pulled out of the deal citing exposure to legal challenges. This shock announcement comes after a positive round of negotiations between Channel m, Unibond Northern Premier League, InVision (who recently acquired the league’s filming rights), Box Productions and FC United - all of whom had verbally agreed a deal that resulted in lawyers being instructed to draw up contracts. But Channel m called time on these negotiations with the new season rapidly approaching.

Box productions Mike Kirwin says talks started late, "....the delayed announcement of the league restructure left us little time to start and conclude a deal between the different organisations involved."

FC United’s general manager Andy Walsh explains "we invested a lot of time and effort into obtaining agreements with InVision and Unibond and were confident that we had an understanding with them that would result in an enforceable written license to use the rights in a very short period of time."

Mike Kirwin continues, "Our volunteer film crew, the club and fans are shocked by thi decision. It is unfortunate that Channel M couldn’t commit to allowing the time we needed to conclude the legal aggreements. But FC fans should rest assured that we are working hard to find ways of continuing our FCUM.TV service at www.fcum.tv".

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First Posted ~ 17:17 Thu 16 Aug 2007
News ID ~ 1105
Last Updated ~ 17:17 Thu 16 Aug 2007