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Three Forum Communications-owned and ABC-affiliated TV stations in North Dakota -- WDAY in Fargo, WDAZ in Devil's Lake and KBMY in Bismarck -- came off DirecTV on Thursday, June 2, on the eve of the National Basketball Association Finals that night (the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-89).…

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Nexstar Broadcasting enters into definitive agreement to divest two stations in two markets for $270 million. Agreement to sell WBAY-TV, and KWQC-TV, to Gray Television Group Inc. Nexstar Broadcasting enters into definitive agreement to divest two stations in two markets for $270 million. Divestiture reflects co's intention to obtain FCC…

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Artec Technologies AG  Won a new large-scale TV analysis contract is a technological milestone from global sports channel based in Qatar. Order volume of over 1 million euros ($1.12 million) to be reflected in sales revenues already in summer 2016.   Source : reuters.com

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SingularDTV, a first-of-its-kind blockchain entertainment studio, is partnering with venture production studio ConsenSys to build a smart contract-based rights management platform for film and television on the Ethereum blockchain.  Based on ConsenSys' rights management prototype, Ujo Music, ConsenSys will support the S-DTV service, enabling it to attach usage policies and…

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The CEOs of some of Europe's largest telecoms companies swooped in on Brussels on Tuesday to press the EU executive to do more to promote investment in new networks as part of a forthcoming review of telecoms rules. The heads of KPN, Deutsche Telekom, Proximus, BT Group, Telekom Austria and…

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Software maker Microsoft Corp is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi [XTC.UL], a rare departure for the U.S. company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership. The deal, announced on Wednesday, also includes a patent cross-licensing arrangement…

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Panasonic Corp on Tuesday said it will close its unprofitable television screen manufacturing business, leaving Sharp Corp as Japan's sole TV panel maker. A Panasonic spokeswoman said the company will stop producing TV screens at its plant in Himeji, western Japan, by the end of September. The plant, where production…