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DISH Network And Tegna (formerly Gannett) have signed a multi-year retransmission consent agreement covering all Tegna stations. Those stations are returning to tha air immediately, the companies announced Sunday (Oct. 11). The stations are in 38 markets covering 33 states. The initial contract had expired Sept. 30 without a new,…

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015
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Comcast said it is boosting Internet speeds with the debut of a new Performance Pro tier of 75 Mbps (downstream) and Blast! Pro, with max speeds of 150 Mbps downstream, in systems serving a dozen states in its West region. Customers on many "popular" bundles are in line to receive…

Friday, Oct 09, 2015
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TiVo, as it promised, has introduced an app for the Fire TV that lets its users watch shows and movies recorded to the DVR on the Amazon-made OTT device.   Ira Bahr, TiVo’s chief marketing officer, told the TiVo Community Forum last week that the app, currently carrying the beta…

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API Technologies Corp, a U.S. manufacturer of one of the world's largest selections of radio frequency equipment for defense sector applications, has revived efforts to sell itself, according to people familiar with the matter. API, which has a market capitalization of $118 million, is working with investment bank Jefferies LLC…

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Sports fans in the Indian subcontinent will be spoilt for choice after Indian Premier League (IPL) rights holder Multi Screen Media (MSM) and sports broadcaster ESPN announced plans on Wednesday to launch new channels and foray into digital market. ESPN, a Walt Disney unit, exited India in 2012 after a…

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Pluto TV, a startup that has created a curated, linear-style OTT-TV service, said it has added more than 20 new content partners for a lineup that now spans more than 100 “channels.” Announced at MIPCOM, Pluto TV said content from the following partners will be added to new or existing…

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Tribune Media and AT&T’s U-verse have extended their retransmission agreement, putting off the possibility of a blackout for another week. The new deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 13. Tribune’s retransmission agreement with U-verse expired at the end of September.   multichannel.com

Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015
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Viacom said Tuesday that it has renewed and expanded its  carriage deal with over-the-top service Hulu, giving the online video pioneer exclusive subscription video on demand rights to top-rated series from its Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV networks. The deal continues their existing relationship under which full episodes of late…

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With networks looking for ways to better manage their growing cross-platform ad sales businesses, Broadway Systems has released a major update of ad management and traffic and billing platform that includes extensive new capabilities for those cross platform efforts. In a statement, James Ackerman, executive chairman of Broadway Systems noted…

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Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and inventor of MiFi® technology, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DigiCore Holdings Limited, a leading provider of advanced machine-to-machine communication and telematics solutions marketed globally under the Ctrack® brand, based in South Africa.…