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Dish announced Sunday it had reached a multi-year retransmission consent agreement with Cordillera Communications. The carriage agreement involves 18 stations in 11 markets, including affiliates of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW and MyNetwork TV as well as independent stations. Terms were not disclosed. The stations went dark on Dish Jan.…

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Upping the ante in the broadband market, internet service provider Spectranet is planning to provide fixed line broadband connection with 100 mbps speed and unlimited data for about Rs 1,200 per month. "Our goal is to provide world class broadband service to urban centres in India. Though we are for…

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Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced a local market television ratings agreement with two KITV "Island News" television stations in Honolulu. Under the agreement, KITV-TV (ABC) and KITV-TV (MeTV) will utilize Rentrak's daily demographic and household ratings, as well as Rentrak's Advanced Demographics, as…

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Nexstar Broadcasting Group said it has negotiated terms to acquire Media General. The transaction would pay $10.55 a share, plus 0.1249 of a Nexstar share for each Media General share. Nexstar said it will sign a definitive agreement to acquire Media General after Media General terminates its transaction with Meredith…

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NBCUniversal is launching an NBC-owned station in Boston on Jan. 1, 2017, according to a memo obtained by B&C. This means, as previous reports indicated, Boston’s current NBC affiliate Sunbeam Television’s WHDH will lose the affiliation at the end of the current contract, Dec. 31, 2016. More than two years…

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The Videocon Group's plans to sell its 4G spectrum to Telenor seem to have run into a glitch, with the Norwegian carrier wanting to buy airwaves in four circles rather than just the two that are on offer, said two people aware of the matter. The Norwegian company wants the…

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Bell Media, Canada’s leading media company, and iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an exclusive new partnership that will bring the iHeartRadio brand to Canada in 2016. The iHeartRadio digital service in Canada…

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Antenna TV, the digital multicast channel from Tribune Broadcasting, is linking up with WMYD in Detroit. Beginning Feb. 1, it will be available on the Scripps Media-owned station’s dot 2 over the air in addition to Comcast and Wide Open West. “Detroit is an important piece to completing our large…

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With the government and operators claiming improvement on call drop front, telecom regulator Trai is conducting tests in seven cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, to find whether quality of service has improved. A Trai official told PTI that drive tests in seven cities across the country started on December 21…

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French telecoms operators Orange and Bouygues have confirmed that they are in talks over a possible merger. In separate statements, Orange said that the talks were "preliminary" while Bouygues said that "no decisions have been taken". If the deal did go ahead it would reduce the number of French telecoms…