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ABC Radio has announced it will host a dedicated podcasting conference, Ozpod 2016, to be held in Sydney on September 30. The conference will coincide with International Podcast Day and be headlined by US podcast commentator, Nick Quah, of Hot Pod with other contributors including: Conversations host Richard Fidler, broadcaster…

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Earlier today China's television regulator laid down some strict limits on foreign-inspired TV programs in a bid to boost innovation of domestic programming. State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) said that overseas programs with imported copyrights will no longer be allowed to be broadcast on satellite…

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to set up sub-regional television and radio channels in furtherance of efforts to enhance regional integration in West Africa. Isaias Barreto da Rosa, Ecowas commissioner in charge of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, said Ecowas heads of state have already given their…

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With an objective to increase efficiency of SMEs at par with large corporates, an exhibition on 1st edition of "Internet of Things India Expo 2017" will be organised along with 25th Convergence India Expo 2017 here at Pragati Maidan from 8th to 10th February next year. Exhibition India Group will…

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Canada’s broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new fund to help the smaller ones pay for it as part of a “rebalancing” of the country’s television landscape. Large broadcasters will also be given more flexibility…

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Cuban programming is coming to U.S. airwaves thanks to DISH, the Colorado-based provider with 13.9 million TV subscribers. The company announced the launch of a new channel Thursday called CUBAMAX TV, which will carry entertainment programming created in Cuba featuring some of the island's most famous celebrities. The channel will…

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Asia-Pacific fibre infrastructure company Superloop has announced that it is hoping to raise AU$35.3 million through a fully underwritten one-for-seven pro-rata accelerated entitlement offer of shares. Superloop is offering a total of 16,793,942 new shares at AU$2.10 per share, a 12.9 percent discount off the closing share price on June…

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Local TV news stations struggling to retain viewers and remain profitable as eyeballs shift online got a boost on Wednesday from Canada’s broadcast regulator, which changed its rules to reallocate up to $90 million of existing funds to local news. Local TV news stations struggling to retain viewers and remain…

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THE South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) drive for more local content means the national broadcaster will provide coverage of the traditional Zulu reed dance ceremony later this year. Speaking to TMG Entertainment this week‚ SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that the broadcaster intended to cover the annual reed dance on…

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The "multifold" increase in its fee that the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) expects from broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) may not be a feasible proposition for most broadcasters, considering the revenue the current licence holder makes, media experts say. Sony Pictures Networks India…