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Thursday, Jul 16, 2015
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Known for its TV Everywhere authentication systems and customized Web portal and metadata services, Synacor continues to branch out into the world of over-the-top video. Following its recent acquisition of NimbleTV and an integration deal with Comcast-owned thePlatform, Synacor is looking to shore up an OTT platform it will pitch…

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015
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NBCUniversal said it completed its upfront sales and recorded commitments for nearly $6 billion in revenue across its portfolio of broadcast, cable and digital outlets. NBCU said volume across its portfolio was up 2% from last year. “The market responded favorably to the innovative ways we are reaching and targeting…

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E.W. Scripps and CBS Corporation have signed a three-year affiliation agreement for WTVF Nashville. Scripps acquired WTVF in April when it merged stations with the former Journal Communications. It also acquired a second CBS affiliate in KMTV Omaha; the two represent Scripps’ first CBS stations in almost two decades. “CBS…

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USA Television Holdings is combining with Maxair Media to acquire KHSL-KNVN in Chico-Redding, Calif. USA Television is jointly owned by Bob Prather’s Heartland Media as well as MSouth Equity Partners; Maxair is owned by veteran broadcaster Dan Modisett. KHSL is Chico’s CBS affiliate and also airs The CW on a…

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
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TiVo users can now stream recorded shows to Apple TV devices following an update that brings AirPlay support to several TiVo-made DVR models. TiVo said it’s enabling that capability through a refreshed version of its iOS app launched July 14, noting that TiVo users can access their content on TV…

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
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Motive Television  said TabletTV, a platform that can bridge over-the-air broadcast TV channels to tablets, will soon add over-the-top capabilities to its video arsenal.     Starting in the U.K., examples of OTT offerings that will become available include YouTube, BBC iPlayer, STV Player, ITV Player, All4, BT Sport and Netflix,…

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Media firm Viacom18 today announced the launch of its new digital business and named Gaurav Gandhi as its Chief Operating Officer. The new entity 'Viacom18 Digital Ventures' will bridge traditional broadcasting and digital innovation, the media firm said in a statement. Gandhi's appointment will be effective August 1, 2015. He…

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The television production and broadcast industry is reviving calls for the Abbott government to raise the tax offset for television production from 20 per cent to 40 per cent of qualifying expenditure, to bring Australia in line with rival locations such as New Zealand. With media ownership reform deemed too…

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Thursday's successful Cleveland field test of ultra-high-definition TV technology was a major step toward local stations providing crystal-quality signals directly to such portable devices as tablets, laptop computers and smartphones. WJW Channel 8 was the host for the noon to 4 p.m. test, which was conducted by LG Electronics, a…

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Cablevision Systems stock soared Friday after Altice chairman Patrick Drahi said in a Wall Street Journal profile that he wanted to expand into the U.S., and would be interested in pursuing cable companies like Cablevision and Cox Communications. Cablevision shares rose as high as $27.09 each (up 9% or $2.24…