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Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, has signed a TV measurement agreement with KFMB-TV, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego. KFMB-TV, which was the first local television station to air in San Diego, will utilize Rentrak's massive and passive measurement system to provide their clients with more…

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AT&T wants the business world to know that, with AT&T completing its DirecTV acquisition, it has merged DirecTV Advertising Sales into the AT&T AdWorks business, under AdWorks president Rick Welday. Top-line highlights include AdWorks now offering AddressablePlus, which combines DirecTV's addressability (12 million homes) with the targeting approach of AT&T's…

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Worldnow has been acquired by the messaging technology platform Frankly for $45 million. The acquisition will enable Frankly “to provide mobile messaging and news content on one platform, increasing its user engagement, traffic and monetization,” the company said in a statement. Frankly will also be acquiring Worldnow's content platform, with…

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Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI), a major provider of universal remote control technologies, has announced that it has hit a notable milestone with its QuickSet platform, which is now being used by more than 150 million devices around the world. The QuickSet software and web services platform allows a variety of…

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Relativity Media, founded by CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, is cutting 75 of its 350 employees, B&C has confirmed. “As Relativity continues to move forward with steps to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce costs, we've made the difficult decision to eliminate 75 full-time positions across several of our divisions,” the company…

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Ratings outfit Rentrak has ironed out an agreement with the sales rep firm Katz Media Group that provides Rentrak’s full batch of local market ratings services, including its automotive and political Advanced Demographics, for Katz’s client stations. Katz says it will use Rentrak’s ratings and demographic information to gain a…

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The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group. The IOC said Monday the deal would cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, and Olympics in 2022 and 2024.…

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Arris Group has agreed to sell its Supplies division to U.K.-based Technietix Group, which plans to merge the unit with its existing U.S. operations in Denver.    Financial terms were not disclosed, but Technetix said the deal, announced on July 22, will be “transformational” and enable it to expand its…

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Netflix, as it continues to bulk up its muscle within Hollywood, is now seeking to take up residence there. The Los Gatos, Calif., company is eyeing a major move from Beverly Hills to the center of action in Hollywood that would boost its office space by at least 50%. The…

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Fujinon is shipping the new UA22x8 portable zoom lens and the UA80X9 field lens, the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD series of 2/3-inch lenses announced at NAB 2015. The UA80x9 80x zoom lens has a form factor similar to the existing XA99x7.5 lens, Fujinon said, and should…