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Friday, Aug 07, 2015
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Nexstar Broadcasting Group reported second quarter net revenue of $221.3 million, a 50.6% gain over the previous year’s second quarter. The quarter’s local revenue was up 33.4% and national grew 48.8%, for a 37.5% increase in core revenue. “Nexstar’s consistent operating momentum and financial growth was evident again in the…

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TV station group owner Sinclair says that it could realize as much as $2 billion were it to put spectrum in the upcoming broadcast incentive auction with minimal impact, which it could decide to do while still being involved in the new ATSC 3.0 next generation transmission standard, which Sinclair…

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Discovery has made a content deal to provide clips of current series on its networks and full-episodes of past seasons to Verizon mobile subscribers. The agreement was announced by Discovery CEO David Zaslav during the company's second-quarter earnings conference call Wednesday. Zaslav says the deal helps Discovery move beyond its…

Thursday, Aug 06, 2015
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Google Fiber has committed to bring its mix of gigabit broadband and TV services to San Antonio, and an official announcement could emerge later today, according to several local reports citing unnamed city officials. Radio station WOAI noted that Google had recently posted an ad that seeks a city manager…

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Microsoft said it will add DVR features for over-the-air TV broadcasts into its Xbox One starting next year. The move is the latest by Microsoft to push its Xbox video gaming console into the set-top box arena currently dominated by cable companies. Via a free software upgrade, Xbox One users…

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Amagi, a leader in cloud-based broadcast infrastructure and targeted TV advertising, today announced a new managed playout service designed to simplify video content preparation, management, and delivery for broadcasters by leveraging cloud capabilities. Utilizing the end-to-end cloud-based service for content delivery, playout management, ingest, asset and archival management, quality control,…

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Dejero today announced that New Zealand production company Kinetic Media used Dejero's award-winning LIVE+ mobile transmitters to stream live HD video from field locations to outside broadcast (OB) trucks during televised coverage of the inaugural Challenge Dubai triathlon. Mounted on motorcycles, the rugged and portable LIVE+ transmitters allowed Kinetic Media…

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Entertainment network Viacom has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Prism TV for Rs 940 crore (or $153 million). Prism TV owns and operates regional entertainment channels in India, including ETV Marathi, ETV Kannada, ETV Bangla, ETV Oriya and ETV Gujarati, all of which were recently rebranded under the…

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Sky News Arabia has announced the launch of its radio broadcasting service in the UAE via 90.3 FM as of July 30. The move is in line with the network’s vision to emerge as an integrated news platform that offers accurate and unbiased reporting through television, radio, digital applications and…

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Comcast’s NBC Universal is declining to air a series of advertisements from Dish Networks’ Sling TV over-the-top service, a practice the satellite company claims is proof that the service is touching a nerve with operators. An NBCU spokesperson confirmed that its owned and operated stations in New York, San Diego,…