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Comcast Corp has set up a new business services division to sell broadband, Wi-Fi, ethernet and other services to large companies in the Fortune 1000 list, hoping to attract new revenue, the U.S. cable and Internet provider said on Wednesday. The new "Enterprise Services" unit will be under the company's…

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Gray Television, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire all of the television and radio stations of Schurz Communications, Inc. ("Schurz") for approximately $442.5 million including working capital at closing.  Gray will host an investor call beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, September 15th, to…

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Media measurement company comScore introduced a new product that measures content consumption across all digital platforms and TV in a single metric. The product, Xmedia, is now widely available in the U.S, comScore said. With increased viewing of television content via online streaming, programmers and advertisers are interested in getting…

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Arris said it has begun to deploy a new DOCSIS 3.0-powered gateway with Comcast that supports 802.11ac WiFi, IP video and integrated home automation and security, and represents a component of the MSO’s new “XB3” service. The Arris TG1682 can bond 24 downstream channels (enough to support bursts of up…

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ARM accepted the IBC2015 International Honor for Excellence in front of an audience of the world’s most influential broadcast and entertainment companies last night in Amsterdam. The company was recognized for its processor and graphics technologies, and for enabling the mobile revolution that has transformed the way people consume media…

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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for broadcast video infrastructure, today announced the MAEQ-23764, the industry’s first reconfigurable I/O supporting 12G-SDI. The MAEQ-23764 integrates both a 12G-SDI Equalizer and Cable Driver into a single package, allowing manufacturers the flexibility of configuring a single BNC as either…

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At IBC2015 today, ChyronHego announced the acquisition of Newsroom Solutions, a leading provider of fully integrated software, hardware, and services for local and network cable and television stations. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Newsroom Solutions offers a suite of content and brand management solutions for deploying data-driven news ticker graphics…

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The National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox announced on Wednesday that they are expanding their partnership in a venture that will include National Geographic's cable channels, its 127-year-old magazine, digital and social platforms, maps, travel, and other media. Under the $725-million deal, Fox, which currently holds a majority stake…

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Ericsson, today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year broadcast and media services deal with leading UK broadcaster, Channel 5, which is owned by Viacom. The deal, which was won following a competitive tender process, includes playout, media management, metadata, access services (captioning, audio description and sign language interpretation)…

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Media General Inc. said it agreed to buy Meredith Corp. for about $2.4 billion in cash and stock, continuing a trend of consolidation in the U.S. broadcast industry as local TV stations look for negotiating leverage against large cable and satellite providers. The offer of $51.53 a share is a…