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The sale of Relativity Media LLC's television unit closed Tuesday, freeing its leaders from the "distraction" of bankruptcy. Tom Forman, chief executive of Relativity Television, said the studio behind MTV's "Catfish" and other shows is poised for "supercharged" growth now that it has been spun off from the bankrupt Relativity…

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Level 3 has introduced a new wireless-based backup service, enabling retail and other security-centric verticals the option to bypass traditional landline-based DSL services to maintain uptime. Using a mix of cellular and security technologies, Level 3's Secure Access Cellular Service will provide two benefits: redundancy for business continuity capabilities, and…

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ITV said it plans to "further strengthen" UTV Ireland after agreeing to buy the television station as part of a £100m (€136.6m) deal. The deal is part of an acquisition of all UTV Media's television stations, including its Northern Irish channel. It is contingent on the approval of regulators and…

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Google takes aim at Microsoft's Office franchise with free software for defecting customers Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it will hurt the most. The assault is targeting companies and government agencies paying for Microsoft's suite of…

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RTÉ television has revamped its daily Angelus broadcast with new films and a public vote to determine the nation’s favourite Angelus episode. The one-minute Angelus broadcast on RTÉ One is one of Ireland’s longest-running programmes, having aired daily at 6pm since the start of RTÉ television in 1962. New films…

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iQIYI said it will purchase and produce 40 new show in 2016 to enhance its paid subscription offering. The investment is expected to account for approximately 50% of iQIYI's overall budget for the full year 2016. iQIYI also announced that three famous Chinese stars Yang Yang, Angelababy and Huang Bo…

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BBC and ITV have agreed a deal to show the next two European Championships. All 51 matches from Euro 2016 and Euro 2020 will be broadcast live across BBC and ITV, with coverage on respective online, digital and mobile services. Next summer's tournament will take place in France, while the…

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Taiwan's existing laws prohibit foreign investments in the terrestrial TV broadcast business, Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) has released draft Regulatory Rules on Terrestrial TV Broadcast Business and Channels, DigiTimes reports. Current regulations prohibit foreign investments in the terrestrial TV broadcast business. However, the new rules allow foreign investors to…

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd offered to pay $3.5 billion to become the sole owner of Youku Tudou Inc, known as China's YouTube, in a move that would give the e-commerce giant access to more than half a billion online video users. The offer, a vote of confidence in China's economy…

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Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has bagged a contract from Vodafone India for supply of base stations and other equipment for the latter's 4G networks in Karnataka and Kerala circles, where the telco is planning to launch the high-speed broadband services by December end. Huawei is currently deploying 4G sites and…