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A decline in annual advertising revenues in 2014 has resulted in losses of $50 million for television stations in Lebanon, according to Talal Makdessi, chairman and CEO of Tele Liban. “Total expenses of television stations in Lebanon reached $110 million in 2014 while their revenues amounted to only $60 million,…

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Currently, private FM channels are not allowed to broadcast news under the FM Radio (phase-II) policy guidelines Government is ready to consider a proposal to allow private FM radio channels to broadcast current news under certain conditions, Lok Sabha was informed today. Currently, private FM channels are not allowed to…

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As Canadian television moves to an unbundled world over the next two years, experts say cable companies will face some revenue pressures but broadcasters will be hit harder. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued its long-awaited “pick-and-pay” ruling Thursday, confirming that by the end of 2016, television distributors will…

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DirecTV said it has added 22 channels from Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, Univision Smithsonian and OWN to its DirecTV Everywhere lineup of live, out-of-home streaming offerings.    New channels added to the DirecTV Everywhere portfolio of mobile and web apps today are: BET, MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, TV Land, truTV, Cartoon Network,…

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Government is optimistic Ghana will meet the global deadline to migrate from analog television broadcasting to Digital Terrestrial Television. This comes after a commercial Court in Accra threw out an injunction application seeking to prevent government from going ahead with the digital migration process. Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, the…

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The Sinclair Broadcast Group has added Steve Rotfeld Productions’ Xploration Station to its weekend lineups starting in fall 2016, said Steve Rotfeld, SRP president, on Tuesday. The three-hour block, produced and distributed by SRP, will air for five years on 38 Sinclair stations, including all 36 of the group’s Fox…

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Scripps Networks Interactive said it agreed to acquire a majority stake in TVN, a multi-platform media company in Poland. Scripps Networks, which owns lifestyle networks including HGTV and Food Network, has been the subject of takeover talk in a mature and consolidating U.S. cable TV industry. Programmers, including Viacom, AMC…

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The FCC has voted 5-0 to seek input on whether it should make de jure what appears to be the case de facto: That cable operators are subject to effective competition, at least as defined by the 1992 Cable Act and when it comes to basic rate regulation of traditional…

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Cablevision Systems is the first cable operator to sign up for HBO’s new standalone streaming service – HBO Now. All the particulars of the deal weren’t revealed – including pricing and when exactly it will debut. Cablevision said the service will be available to its Optimum Online customers in the…

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Two new free-to-air national digital TV channels are set to break the duopoly of Televisa and Azteca TV, which together have ruled over the Mexican TV market for decades. In a historic move, Mexico’s reform-minded telco regulator Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has awarded broadcasting licenses to Grupo Radio Centro and…