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The Atlanta Business Chronicle examines the very promising state of metro Atlanta's television and film industry and notes yet another coup: A major media conglomerate is making Atlanta a hub for television programming. New York-based Viacom Inc. — owner of BET Networks, MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central — was drawn to the area by the "carrot" that is an aggressive tax incentive program. Nationally, Georgia ranks among the top five states for film and TV production. [Atlanta Business Chronicle]