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Phase 3 FM radio auctions are slated to begin from Monday, four-and-a-half years after the policy was announced in July 2011, delayed due to policy paralysis. With the Sun Group's troubles with the government out of the way, the decks appear to have been cleared for auction of 135 frequencies…

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Thomson Video Networks, a world leader in video compression for the media and TV broadcast industry, today announced an all-new SingleFeed solution for the company's NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexing and transport system and RD1100 receiver/descrambler. The SingleFeed solution makes it easy and highly cost-effective for terrestrial headend operators to perform satellite…

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Cartesian, a leading provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the global communications, technology and digital media industries, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Farncombe Technology Limited, a consulting and advisory services provider to the digital TV sector. Farncombe specializes in digital TV services…

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OverPlay, the industry's fastest and most reliable SmartDNS and VPN service provider, recently announced the addition of over 80 new channels to its lineup. OverPlay's SmartDNS now provides access to an industry-leading number of US and international streaming services. Listening to feedback from their subscribers, OverPlay has expanded their service…

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Approval would clear path for AT&T to close deal. Federal regulators are poised to approve AT&T Inc.’s $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, ending a review process that lasted more than 12 months and clearing the way for the biggest media deal of the past year. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom…

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Amino Technologies, the Cambridge-based digital entertainment company, has conditionally agreed to acquire a US-based competitor in a deal worth $73m (£46.7m). Entone, which also has offices in Belgium and Hong Kong, is a provider of broadcast hybrid TV and connected home services with more than 150 global customers. The company…

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GatesAir and its India channel partner Horizon Broadcast LLC have announced that they will open a state-of-the-art service center in Gurgaon, India to improve customer service and broadcaster support throughout the region. GatesAir has also appointed Anil Bhardwaj as regional sales manager. Horizon Broadcast will open and manage the service…

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Watchdogs on the side of television viewers from Consumer Reports to EFF.org–and even Fox News!–vouch for landmark ruling in Alki David’s favor. FilmOn X CEO Alki David called it “a victory for everyone,” and Judge Wu of the U.S. Disctrict Court called it “better for innovation.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq…

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Thanks to pricier television contracts, the National Football League generated a record $7.3 billion in national revenue last season. The NFL booked a 21% increase in revenue, which is divvied up among the league’s 32 franchises. For the 2014 fiscal year, teams received $226.4 million apiece from the revenue pool,…

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GoPro has launched a new site to help video-makers license their footage. The firm suggests advertisers and news providers will be among those keen to pay for the rights to use clips and stills captured by its action cameras. The US company said that videos would start at $1,000 (£640)…