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Milwaukee has a new country radio station. The new KTI COUNTRY launched on 94.5 FM in Milwaukee at 10 a.m. today, according to Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP). "We are thrilled to bring Wisconsin a fun, engaging local radio station that features…

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China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access ("CA") systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services, and Shanghai Tongda Venture Capital Co., Ltd. ("Tongda Venture") (600647.SS), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange…

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Charter Communications Inc. reached a $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable Inc., giving cable mogul John Malone the prize he has been chasing for two years. The acquisition by Charter, which is backed by Mr. Malone’s Liberty Broadband Corp., would vault the cable operator into the ranks of the…

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The chief executive of CBS said that the US TV network will "probably" sign a deal with Apple TV. Apple is thought to be planning a slimmed down package of TV channels and Les Moonves said that CBS is likely to be included in that service. "We will probably do…

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After many misfires, Silicon Valley is once again betting it can transform television—this time by letting TVs run apps as diverse as those on smartphones. Google Inc. and Apple Inc. are urging software developers to show the kind of creativity on the big screen that they have on smartphones. The…

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Viacom said it signed a long-term renewal of its distribution agreement with Mediacom Communications. Mediacom will continue to carry 19 Viacom cable networks and its Epix premium channel. Its subscribers will also have access to more video-on-demand titles and TV Everywhere ability to watch Viacom programming on digital devices in…

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TiVo said Tuesday that it added 285,000 subscribers in its fiscal first quarter, most of them coming way of MSO partnerships, to extend its cumulative ub base to 5.75 million. TiVo ended the period with 4.81 million subs through MSO deals, up from 3.58 million in the year-ago quarter, and…

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Wibbitz, an Israeli text-to-video start-up, has raised $8 million in Series B funding to expand into the US market. Wibbitz has a text-to-video platform that creates broadcast-ready, branded videos for publishers to push via their multiscreen online video strategies, into pre-roll ad space. It hinges on automated technology that turns…

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Australian Telecommunications Giant, Telstra has started the week first out of the gate announcing a 10-year partnership with Racing Victoria. The telco will provide broadcast, media, and data services to increase racecourse connectivity and provide "near-real time live" streaming for Racing Victoria. The size of the deal was not disclosed.…

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Dove Broadcasting is paying $4 million for WJFB, an independent station in Nashville. The seller is Bryant Broadcasting. Licensed to Lebanon, Tennessee, the station airs on channel 44, showing Christian programming. WJFB’s call letters come from founder Joe F. Bryant. Dove Broadcasting is a Christian broadcaster based in South Carolina,…