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GET set for a major increase in Australian television content, after Foxtel pledged to double its investment in new locally made shows over the next three years. In a boost for the industry, the subscription TV provider will significantly up its acquisition of original scripted, factual, lifestyle and entertainment programming…

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A divided FCC has proposed that one UHF channel be set aside in each market after the incentive auction for use by so-called unlicensed white space devices, and to be shared by wireless microphones. That use would have priority over various broadcast uses, which troubled the National Association of Broadcasters.…

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Bestv New Media Says signs strategic agreement with Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network. Says plans to invest 355 million yuan ($57.18 million) to subscribe to Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network's share private placementc.   reuters.com

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Greattown Holdings Ltd * Says investment management unit to invest up to 100 million yuan ($16.11 million) in Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary Group Co Ltd's private placement.   reuters.com

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Feeney Wireless, LLC. (FW) a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless, Inc. (MIFI), a leader in solutions that simplify the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of Crossroads, an adaptable, secure, end-to-end IoT Application Framework designed to monitor, analyze and report the intersection of machine data and human action in…

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Promise Technology has announced that its Pegasus2 R2+ and SANLink2 16G FC storage systems are now available around the world. The products were first unveiled at NAB in April. The Pegasus2 R2+ is designed to be an affordable Thunderbolt 2 desktop hardware RAID 0/1 storage system with USB 3.0. The…

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AT&T has launched its fiber-based “GigaPower” service to parts of Charlotte, N.C., a move that puts some speed pressure on incumbent cable operator, Time Warner Cable, and comes ahead of Google Fiber’s planned deployment in that market.    To qualified homes in Charlotte, AT&T is offering a standalone 1 Gbps…

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German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has selected a software-based encryption system from Irdeto to secure its hybrid DVB-T2/HEVC platform. The Irdeto solution will allow Media Broadcast to manage content security services and subscriber management services for the DVB-T2 broadcast network including multiscreen capability as well as associated OTT offerings…

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Greece's state broadcaster ERT went back on air on Thursday, two years after being closed down under austerity measures. The radio and television channels shut in June 2013 after the then-government called it "a haven of waste". The left-wing Syriza party made the reinstatement of ERT a key pledge in…

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ExtendTV, which helps TV stations sell digital programmatic advertising to local businesses, has secured additional funding and is changing its name to ZypMedia. Sinclair Broadcast Group led the $4.4 million round of Series B funding. Sinclair also signed a long-term deal to work with ZypMedia in all of the 79…