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Broomfield's Level 3 Communications Inc. is continuing its Super Bowl streak. The telecommunications firm will provide broadcast video services to the National Football League and NBC Sports for their presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, officials for Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) announced Tuesday. It's the 26th consecutive year that Level 3…

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Tribune Broadcasting announced that it has reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement with ABC Television to renew the existing affiliations of WGNO-TV (New Orleans) and WQAD-TV (Davenport, Rock Island, Moline).  In addition, ABC has renewed its affiliation agreement with Dreamcatcher Broadcasting's WNEP-TV (Wilkes Barre), to which Tribune Broadcasting provides operational support…

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
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So, maybe Google sees a real business in this broadband thing, after all.     Google Fiber confirmed earlier reports that it will bring its mix of 1-Gig and pay-TV services to 18 new cities across four metro areas in the Southeast U.S. – Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and…

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Imagine Communications announced a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RGB Networks of Sunnyvale, Calif. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, RGB specializes in over-the-top video distribution and broadcast signal processing technologies. The product line includes a modular carrier-class MPEG-2 and -4 transcoder; software-based encoding/transcoding/packaging for…

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
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The National Football League wants to pump YouTube up. Kicking off the last week before Super Bowl XLIX, the league has launched its own channel on the streaming video platform.    The channel, YouTube.com/NFL, is the latest in a string of digital platform partnerships the NFL has forged recently. While…

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Universal Network International will stop broadcasting Universal Channel and E! Entertainment Television in Russia due to the deteriorating economic situation, the company said in a statement on Friday. "Due to the deteriorating economic situation for our paid TV channels Universal Channel and E! Entertainment Television, the Russian company Universal Networks…

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FOX International Channels (FIC) announced today that on February 9, it will consolidate all of its 126 FOX channels outside the United States under a single brand positioning and network package. This worldwide simultaneous rebranding will take place in conjunction with the return of FOX’s international hit “The Walking Dead.” …

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I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY), a leading provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, has received a 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award for its PowerFleet(R) wireless vehicle management system (VMS) for controlling, tracking and managing forklifts and other industrial trucks. PowerFleet is a machine-to-machine (M2M) "Internet of Things" (IoT) application,…

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With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OS X. AJA's new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now…

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015
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Panama City residents now have a new choice for their high-speed Internet and television services. AT&T* just launched U-verse® High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T U-verse Voice in the area. "Nothing is better for the consumer than competition and choice and this is great news for Panama City…