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) -- An all-"Simpsons" channel may not be that far-fetched.

While Fox's parent company,

News Corp.

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, did not go so far as to say a Simpsons TV station is in the works, Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey did say the series represents a unique opportunity that goes beyond syndication.

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Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Communicopia Conference in New York, Carey said: "I wouldn't say we're drawing up plans to have a "Simpsons" channel, but, you know, there are a lot of 'Simpsons' fans out there."

Regardless, syndication deals would prevent News Corp. from moving forward with any opportunity for at least a year.

Carey first alluded to the potential for a "Simpsons" channel earlier in the week at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media conference.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York

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