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Participant Media -- founded by Jeff Skoll to invest in movies like The Help and Lincoln, and documentaries, including An Inconvenient Truth, that inspire social action -- is launching a cable TV channel in the summer of 2013 aimed at the Millennial Generation, according to an announcement Monday by Skoll and CEO Jim Berk. Evan Shapiro, who joined Participant in May after being president of IFC and Sundance Channel, will lead the network. As a base for launch, Participant Media has purchased The Documentary Channel and has an agreement to acquire the distribution assets of Halogen TV from The Inspiration Networks. Shapiro

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