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Huly and Epix announced a multi-year digital streaming video-on-demand deal that brings new films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to Hulu beginning Oct. 1. The move brings more theatrical films to Hulu, which is owned by 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast. Earlier on Sunday, Netflix said it…

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It's possibly the biggest media news of the year. BARC India, the television rating company formed by broadcasters, advertising agencies and advertisers, and TAM India, the television audience measurement joint venture between Nielsen and Kantar Media, have announced formation of a new meter management company. The firm will run measurement…

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YouTube is set to launch its dedicated gaming website, attempting to capitalise on huge demand for video game streaming and challenge Twitch, the service it tried to buy before losing out to Amazon last year. The new site, gaming.youtube.com is expected to go live on Wednesday evening, having been announced…

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Cattaraugus County lawmakers approved an extra $205,738 for a new tower and equipment in the town of Olean to improve Olean-area radio signals for the county’s new emergency communications system. The county has a $5.7 million contract with Motorola Solutions Inc. to supply a five-channel VHF Digital Simulcast Trunked Radio…

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Signals for one of the nation’s biggest local broadcasters went dark on satellite TV distributor Dish Network Corp. on Tuesday, the result of a dispute over a new distribution contract. Dish and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. have been negotiating a contract that covers more than 150 local television stations owned…

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Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd Says plans to invest 100 million yuan to set up joint venture with a technology firm.   reuters.com

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BT has snatched the rights to show the next Ashes series in a reported £80 million five-year deal to screen Australian cricket. It is the latest episode in the battle between BT and broadcaster Sky, which has already seen the telecoms giant muscle in on Sky's dominance of Premier League…

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In yet another example of a consolidating advertising technology sector, Cross MediaWorks has agreed to acquire BlackArrow, a dynamic ad insertion specialist that counts a reach of more than 40 million homes.    BlackArrow, which has been rumored to be on the block for several months, counts several major pay…

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Netflix said that SoftBank and other leading mobile providers in Japan have agreed to integrate the big video streamer into their service when Netflix launches in Japan on Sept. 2. Netflix, which has 65 million subscribers, has been ramping up its international operations. In Japan, plans will cost between $5.38…

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Raycom Media has agreed to acquire the Drewry Communications stations for $160 million. Raycom’s advanced interest in the acquisition was reported in B&C in June. The Drewry family's stations include KXXV Waco, KFDA Amarillo and KSWO Lawton (Okla.). The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Raycom is also acquiring KAUZ…