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For the second time since the election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government last fall, you could hear all employees at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) breathing a big sigh of relief. The struggling public broadcaster received a reprieve from the new federal government after plans were announced today to provide…

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Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting and Metro Broadcast had their licenses renewed just five months before expiration with a senior official rejecting assertions the renewal was tainted by "political considerations." Both radio stations had their licenses extended for 12 years up to 2028. The renewal of their analog sound broadcasting licenses…

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Viacom and comScore announced a breakthrough multi-year partnership for cross-platform measurement, which marks the first cross-platform deal for the newly merged comScore and Rentrak. The alliance represents a turning point in the business of television and advanced currency. Viacom will have deep access to comScore’s robust set of cross-platform measurement…

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
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Discovery Communications said it has reached a TV and multi-platform broadcast agreement with Dutch broadcaster NOS to carry the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games in their territory. The deal is in line with Discovery’s Olympic strategy of making the games available throughout Europe through licensing agreements with other distributors and…

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At Adobe Summit, Adobe and comScore announced a global strategic partnership to provide new insights into the media consumption behaviors of digital audiences. This new partnership will deliver consistent, cross-device audience measurement of video and ad content, providing advanced insight into consumer viewing behaviors for better media planning and buying.…

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Ericsson (ERIC) has extended its partnership with Airtel Zambia, headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, with a new contract covering the transformation of Airtel`s radio access network (RAN) infrastructure in every major region of Zambia. This extended partnership will both optimize the subscriber experience and strengthen Airtel`s market leadership in the country.…

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Mondo TV SpA Executes binding deal memo with production partner Nada Holding for two TV animation series to be completed by 2018. The project relates to two new properties for Chinese and Asian market, with exploitation of merchandising, toy and mobile game. The agreement sets an investment by Mondo of…

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Verizon Digital Media Services, Verizon’s cloud video and advertising division, has acquired broadcast monitoring and content archival company Volicon, the companies announced March 16. Bob Toohey, president of Verizon Digital Media Services, said the Volicon acquisition will improve his company’s ability to offer clients a “seamless option” for repackaging existing…

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freenet AG signed a contract for the acquisition of 10,721,395 ordinary shares in Sunrise Communications Group AG, Zurich, Switzerland. This constitutes a stake of 23.83 per cent in Sunrise Communications Group AG. Next month, furthermore, freenet AG is going to acquire a further stake of up to 330,183 shares, or…

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Sony Electronics has announced that it has participated in successful streaming trials of live 4K sporting events, including the first live North American soccer broadcast in 4K by Univision Deportes. These events, streamed live in 4K by leveraging the NeuLion Digital Platform and delivered over-the-top (OTT) to Sony 4K HDR…