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CBS Corporation and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) have announced a comprehensive deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 16 markets nationwide. The markets renewed cover six percent of the U.S. and serve approximately seven million households. "Sinclair is an important and valued local broadcasting partner," said Ray Hopkins,…

Friday, Jul 10, 2015
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Bravo Digital Media said it generated record usage across its platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile and the Bravo Now app – in the second quarter of 2015, chalking it up in large part to the recent redesign of BravoTV.com and an emphasis on The Daily Dish, the network’s digital lifestyle…

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As it continues to work toward Federal Communications Commission approval of its proposed DirecTV merger, AT&T has told the agency it will offer standalone broadband service to low-income households for up to four years at prices as low as $5 per month.    That's according to an FCC filing on…

Thursday, Jul 09, 2015
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iHeartRadio has become the first live streaming radio app to launch on U-verse TV, AT&T’s IP-delivered pay TV platform.    The app, which requires users to have U-verse high-speed Internet service, is accessible on U-verse channel 532/1532 and allows users to search for radio stations based on genre, location or…

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Comcast has rolled out a free speed upgrade for its “Blast!” broadband tier across its Northeast Division while also introducing a faster “Performance Pro” service for triple-play customers. Comcast said its Blast! service is rising from 105 Mbps down to 150 Mbps downstream. Additionally, new and existing customers that one…

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Live streaming video platform Twitch has launched an Android app in partnership with Sony. This app will be used for broadcasting their mobile gameplay on its video platform. However, the app only works with a few Xperia devices at present. According to thenextweb.com, the app will be available for Sony’s…

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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a report which recommends establishing a Digital Radio Planning Committee for regional Australia, chaired by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). A key thrust of the report is for the Government to remove obstacles and facilitate industry planning and implementation. There are incentives…

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The Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition says that the FCC's opening prices for TV stations in the incentive auction could plummet by more than $8 billion collectively. In a filing with the FCC Friday (July 2), EOBC, which represents most of a hundred TV stations interested in participating in the…

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Rogers Communications, a leading diversified Canadian telecommunications and media company, said that it received all requisite governmental, creditor and court approvals and has completed the acquisitions of both Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS wireless spectrum as announced last Wednesday, June 24, 2015.   prnewswire.com

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Kingdom FM's existing licence agreement with the regulator Ofcom was due to expire this year, and the new licence extends its broadcast rights to the end of 2027. Independent radio station Kingdom FM has been awarded a new 12-year broadcast licence by the regulator Ofcom. Kingdom FM's existing licence agreement…