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The FCC is offering the largest telecom providers $1.7 billion in subsidies to expand broadband to over 8.5 million rural Americans, the FCC said Wednesday. That is Connect America Universal Service funding the FCC is migrating from traditional phone service. Incumbent price cap carriers have 120 days to decide to…

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After 15 years of using TAM (Television Audience Measurement) media research data for assessing TV viewership, television and advertising industries have switched to a new system on Wednesday, with Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) releasing its first data. The data released by BARC, a joint venture between the TV and…

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The Weather Co., parent of The Weather Channel, has tapped former Dish Network executive Dave Shull to head up a new unit where he will oversee programming, distribution, broadcast operations, video technology and addressable TV advertising platforms. Shull will become group president, The Weather Channel Television, on May 4 and…

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Although a final confirmation to this was awaited at the time of writing, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data is scheduled to be released today. It's D-Day. Although a final confirmation to this was awaited at the time of writing, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data is scheduled…

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has announced a new system on a chip (SoC) that is designed to support Ultra HD devices for both Android and the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack. The new Armada 1500 Ultra (88DE3218) SoC has a 64-bit ARM CPU, which the…

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Hitting two major streaming platforms at once, NBC Sports Digital said its authenticated NBC Sports Live Extra app is now supported on Roku players/Roku TVs, and Apple TV devices.    The TV Everywhere app (the version for Roku is pictured), also offered on iOS and Android mobile devices and Web…

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Yahoo! is rolling out 18 new series in a digital video push, stepping up its efforts to woo marketers and consumers with premium content. The new offerings from the web portal will bring its total to 55 series, the company said Monday during a presentation in New York. The new…

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DingIt.tv has secured $1.5 million in follow-on seed funding from Black Green Capital. The real-time broadcasting platform will use the new funds to expand and support its growth, allowing DingIt to target a wider range of broadcasters and advertisers to grow its market position. As part of the deal, Black…

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AGF, the German association providing the official TV audience ratings, will include online video consumption at YouTube in its reach figures. The target of this world-first integration is to provide convergent TV and online video usage figures including YouTube and other online video platforms, according to AGF. The first results…

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$10 million for WAGM, a big station in a tiny market Gray TV has agreed to acquire WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, for $10.25 million. Airing in DMA No. 205, WAGM is a Fox affiliate, with CBS on its dot-two channel. According to Gray, WAGM is one of the most-watched…