Starz Ent has inked licensing deals with content owners including Hallmark, Lionsgate and IFC. The deals allow Starz Ent to offer the content on multiple distribution platforms, including its 16 linear channels, HD, Starz On Demand and broadband video download service Starz Play. — Fuse obtained linear TV and online rights for 3 years to carry the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The music network said Mon it will provide 4 hours of live coverage from the this year’s festivities from Cleveland’s Public Hall, Apr 4, 8pm. Nominees include: Metallica, Run DMC, Jeff Beck, the Stooges, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War and Bobby Womack. No truth to reports that Fuse is negotiating with NCTA for rights to carry The Cable Show 09’s Battle of the Bands. — Coverage of the ’08 Beijing Paralympic Games kicks off with a 90-min doc on NBC (Sun), followed by 28 hours of event programming on Universal Sports (Nov 10-16).

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