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Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and inventor of MiFi® technology, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DigiCore Holdings Limited, a leading provider of advanced machine-to-machine communication and telematics solutions marketed globally under the Ctrack® brand, based in South Africa.…

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Representing once again the vision and now the voice of the broadcast industry, Wheatstone Corporation announces today the acquisition of Audion Labs and with it, the industry's beloved VoxPro digital audio editor. Wheatstone leads the industry in IP audio networking as the innovator of WheatNet-IP, a complete, end-to-end IP audio…

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AwesomenessTV and Endemol Shine Group entered into a strategic partnership to extend AwesomenessTV’s brand overseas. As part of the deal, Endemol Shine's Endemol Beyond will launch local language, owned and operated AwesomenessTV channels in key markets outside the U.S., including the U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Brazil. The partnership will…

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Media giant Grupo Televisa will avoid stringent regulation in Mexico’s lucrative pay-TV market after the country’s telecommunications regulator found the company isn’t a dominant player in that sector. The ruling is a relief for Televisa, which has already been declared dominant in broadcast TV, after months of speculation that an…

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WSBT (CBS) in South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana (DMA(1) 96) owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., and to sell the broadcast assets of WLUC (NBC and FOX) in Marquette, Michigan (DMA 180) to Gray…

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CBS said it will be including digital SVOD viewing and live streaming in TV ratings from Nielsen. The move comes as Nielsen faces new challenges in multiplatform management from the proposed combination of comScore and Rentrak. CBS is the first broadcast network to include digital audience measurement in their television…

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
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To help create a community of 4K video producers, Sony Professional Solutions Americas has launched a YouTube channel that will include playlists, how-to produce in 4K videos and other features. The effort is an example of how tech providers are looking to use newer media to help users and reach…

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
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The proposed $2.1 billion merger of Arris and Pace plc took another step forward following unconditional clearance from the Portuguese Competition Authority, Arris announced Tuesday. That follows earlier pre-conditional clearance in Germany and South Africa. Arris said it has obtained clearance in response to three of its six antitrust-related filings…

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
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TV measurement firm comScore said it will merge with Rentrak in an all-stock deal valued at about $779 million that will create a formidable No. 2 to industry giant Nielsen. The combination seems complementary – comScore’s expertise lies in digital measurement while Rentrak bases much of its data collection on…

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The Advanced Television Systems Committee's Technology Group has approved a key portion of the next-generation broadcast transmission standard, which broadcasters want the FCC to figure into their post incentive auction calculations. “This is a significant milestone in the adoption of a revolutionary advancement in broadcast technology,” stated Mark Aitken, VP…