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Working in partnership with the video service delivery company Harmonic, AsiaSat, which is one of Asia’s largest satellite operating companies, has announced that it will be forming a partnership for a new 4K Ultra HD channel denominated as “4K-SAT2/HVN”. This will be AsiaSat’s second free-to-air 4K UHD channel on AsiaSat…

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The telecom regulator has urged broadband service providers to make detailed disclosures of their tariff plans, including data download speeds, to boost transparency levels under a new compliance code for transparent delivery of internet and broadband services in the interest of data consumers. In a draft direction issued Wednesday, the…

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Penske Media Corporation (PMC) has acquired Indiewire.com, the critically acclaimed and foremost website for independent film and television, from SnagFilms, Inc.  The purchase furthers Penske Media's ascendancy in the entertainment content and news businesses, joining PMC's leading entertainment brands that today include Variety Inc., Deadline Hollywood, TVLine.com, Hollywood Life, Gold…

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In support of ORS to meet their continuously growing coverage and capacity demands, DEV Systemtechnik recommended ARCHIMEDES RF Matrix Switch, a solution which needs less rack space and significantly lower power consumption and has superior RF performance. The capabilities and flexibility of DEV’s switching solution ARCHIMEDES define the next generation…

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has joined NewsON, the local news venture announced Tuesday. NewsON, which launched in November 2015, offers users live and on-demand local news via mobile and connected TV devices. Thirty Sinclair-owned TV stations will take part in the service, thereby increasing NewsON’s reach to nearly 80% of the…

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Ericsson announces its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, will strengthen Ericsson's already industry-leading position in broadcast and media services. FYI Television accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content…

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In the run-up to the budget for 2016-17, local telecom gearmakers want finance minister Arun Jaitley to confer "infrastructure status" and extend tax sops under Section 35AD for domestic manufacturers complying with the government's PMA or `preferential market access' policy. The Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA), which represents…

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Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Communications have signed spectrum trading and sharing agreements, moves that will help the combination leverage each other's airwaves to launch 4G services across India. This marks a much-anticipated union between the Ambani brothers that will pit them against top telcos Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea…

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Media General announced Friday it has agreed with NBC to extend affiliations in 13 markets. “NBC is a longstanding and valued partner, and we are pleased to have reached a new agreement that reflects the value of our mutually beneficial relationship,” said Vincent Sadusky, Media General president and CEO. “We…

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CBS is moving its affiliation in the Raleigh, N.C., market to WNCN-TV, now the NBC affiliate, from WRAL-TV, effective Feb. 29. The network says it negotiated with WRAL, owned by Capitol Broadcasting, but the station refused to pay fair value for CBS programming. WNCN is owned by Media General. WRAL…