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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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Boko Haram has established a radio FM station, according to a report monitored on the Hausa service of the Voice of America yesterday. Residents in Tolkomari, which is in the far northern part of Cameroon, have confirmed receiving broadcast messages from the sect via the radio station on 96.8 frequency…

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Inter-ministerial body FIPB said that Vodafone had sought approval for the proposed acquisition of the entire share capital (100 per cent) of You Broadband India Limited. However, the Board headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das deferred decision on the application The FIPB has referred the Rs 3,400-crore foreign investment…

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French number one telecoms operator Orange (ORAN.PA) is open to merger moves in Europe with the aim to become one of the two biggest regional companies in the sector, Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said on Tuesday. "We consider Orange as a major European actor," Richard said at a hearing…

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Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD cable television networks (PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICECENTRAL.TV), proudly announces its acquisition of the New York-based African-American focused digital news platform…

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Sling TV announces debut of its live and on demand internet TV service on Apple TV. Sling TV says expands its service offerings with the addition of 12 Viacom networks. Apple TV users can watch live and on-demand content for a fee starting at $20 per month.   Source :…

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Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson plans to lay off thousands of staff this summer and is considering large, additional cost cuts due to slowing markets, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reported on Tuesday citing anonymous sources. After quarterly profit and sales missed expectations in April, Ericsson said slower network spending in Europe…

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Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc Aggregate value of station divestitures related to media general transaction approximates $545 million. Nexstar broadcasting enters into definitive agreement to divest five stations in five markets for $115 million.   Source : reuters.com

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Tribune broadcasting company blacks out dish customers in 33 markets; dish offers free over-the-air antennas to affected customers. Tribune rejected dish offer to extend contract, including retroactive "true-up" for new rates. Offering over air antennas at no cost so that customers in affected markets can watch tribune's local broadcast channels…

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U.S. telecommunications rivals Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc are set to go through to the third and final round of bidding in the auction for Yahoo Inc's core internet assets, according to people familiar with the matter. After holding a board meeting to review second-round offers, Yahoo will start…

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America Movil said on Thursday that Mexico's telecommunications regulator had decided that its Mexican fixed-line company had not broken any rules by running an online TV news platform. Mexican regulators last year began a probe into whether America Movil's fixed-line unit Telmex violated the terms of its concession, which bars…