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The streaming service will build up its LA-based Netflix Studios division – a move that could reduce opportunities for high-end drama producers. Netflix Studios recently produced The Ranch [pictured], a multi-camera sitcom starring The 70s Show’s Ashton Kutcher as a former high school football legend who moves back in with…

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One of the BBC’s most popular radio programmes will be broadcast live from a school in Tunbridge Wells this Friday and members of the public are invited to attend. Radio 4’s Any Questions visits a different part of the country each week with a panel of four leading figures who…

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Using media ecosystem, Tata Communications is helping traditional broadcasters and new age content platforms deliver content seamlessly and without any lag. The firm announced it was working with ATN Canada, Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, and Irish TV, Ireland's first international TV channel, to deliver content simultaneously across the globe…

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Cox Media’s Videa programmatic TV unit said it has made a series of deals that will increase the scale and scope of the business it does. Videa said its supply-side platform reached agreements to get ad inventory from the Raycom and E.W. Scripps station groups. It will work with the…

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“Drone racing gives anyone the ability to fly like a superhero,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA. “Because everyone can experience the thrill of racing as if they were sitting in the drone cockpit, the sport is skyrocketing.  To go from a first ever, US national drone race…

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In August 1999, when I was editor of Broadcasting & Cable, we ran a cover story — "Back to the Future" — about how the new DTV broadcast standard was off to a rough start. Early adopters complained that it was more difficult to receive than the old analog NTSC…

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Raycom Media has acquired a trio of stations in its southeastern stronghold, with Calkins Media offloading WAAY Huntsville, WWSB Sarasota and WTXL Tallahassee to Raycom and its duopoly partner, American Spirit Media. Mark Contreras, Calkins CEO, was the point-man on the sale for Calkins. He did not return a call…

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Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has made a $3 million strategic equity investment in Syncbak, a technology company that replicates over-the-air broadcasts for delivery over-the-top (OTT) of the Internet – live and on-demand.  In addition, Gray's Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Jason Effinger, has joined Syncbak's Board of Directors.…

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The Kudelski Group said OpenTV, its video apps and middleware unit, has filed patent infringement counterclaims against Yahoo that spans ten patents. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Yahoo is infringing on patents that are used or have previously…

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On the heels of The CW resurrecting the Mad-magazine-branded MadTV, E.W. Scripps said it was paying $39 million in cash to Demand Media for 58-year-old multi-platform satire brand Cracked. The collection of mobile apps, a high-traffic website, plus original digital video, social media and a popular podcast, joins a growing…