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The FCC has circulated an order that would change its contest rules to allow broadcasters to put those rules online rather than having to air blocks of type or rapid-fire oral descriptions during radio or TV broadcasts about the contests. The FCC voted unanimously last November to allow for the…

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
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AT&T fired another shot in the ongoing mobile price wars, pairing its recently acquired DirecTV satellite TV service with its wireless phone product and offering TV customers $500 in credits for switching cell phone providers. The moves are a clear signal that AT&T plans to use its newfound TV dominance…

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Google Inc. unveiled a sweeping reorganization that separates its highly profitable search and advertising business from fledgling efforts in an array of so-called moonshots. Google said Monday it had created a holding company, Alphabet Inc., that will manage each of its growing cast of businesses, including those building robots and…

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Rdio, the music subscription service backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is partnering to bring simulcasts of 500 traditional radio stations to its app in the U.S. The move is the next step in its partnership with station owner Cumulus Media Inc., which took a 15 percent stake in Rdio…

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Preparations are well underway to inaugurate a state-of-the-art broadcast studio that will cater to Mass Communication students at Abu Dhabi University with the start of the upcoming academic year 2015-2016 in September. With the allocation of an AED 2 Million investment to construct the new studio, the University is keen…

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
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As broadcasters put more emphasis on systems based on software and IT technologies, ChyronHego has acquired VidiGo, a Dutch provider of IT-based software solutions for live broadcast production workflows. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal will strengthen ChryonHego’s existing graphics offerings and continues a trend towards consolidation…

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The NFL and Twitter announced a new multiyear deal that enables Twitter to deliver official NFL video and other content to fans. Twitter and the NFL have already worked together through the Twitter Amplify program. The new deal gives Twitter users access to more content, including in-game highlights from pre-season…

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Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that the Company intends to act on the Board of Directors’ authorization to repurchase up to $100 million of its Class A common stock. Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. commented, “The repurchase authorization reflects our confidence…

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Channel Nine has secured the rights to broadcast the NRL from 2018 to 2022, it was announced on Monday. After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Nine will screen matches four days a week starting in 2018, in a deal worth 'up to $925' million, the NRL said. The NRL said it…

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to license Nielsen’s Local TV Voter Ratings in six hot political markets. Nielsen’s new Voter Ratings service offers “insights into how voter segments consume local media and quantifies local TV station reach for key voter categories,” according to Nielsen. Sinclair is licensing the data in…