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In one of two votes under a Sept. 4 congressional deadline (the other the launch of retrans negotiation rules), the FCC has voted to allow satellite operators to modify their markets to carry TV stations of significant interest to their viewers. The new rules mirror that for cable operators, who…

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Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with The Gazette Company to acquire KCRG-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, DMA for approximately $100.0 million in cash.  This acquisition marks Gray's first purchase of a television station located in the State of Iowa. Consistent with…

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Gray Television is ending essentially all of its national ad sales representation agreements with Katz Media Group and CoxReps, setting up a new direct sales approach for 2016 and beyond. Currently, Gray manages direct national ad sales at around one-quarter of its TV stations but will expand to nearly all…

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Fujitsu Limited and Sify Technologies Limited today announced that they have signed an MOU agreeing to a strategic partnership to provide global ICT solutions. The two companies will engage in go-to-market collaboration to support global customers, initially starting with the North American market. Fujitsu aims to complement its own capabilities…

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NEP Group Inc. announced it has closed on its acquisition of Consolidated Media Industries ('CMI').  The completion of this transaction officially brings the CMI companies, including the DutchView and Infostrada Creative Technology businesses into NEP's Worldwide Network, expanding the company's reach in Northern Europe. NEP is the global industry-leading provider…

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Huly and Epix announced a multi-year digital streaming video-on-demand deal that brings new films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to Hulu beginning Oct. 1. The move brings more theatrical films to Hulu, which is owned by 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. and Comcast. Earlier on Sunday, Netflix said it…

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It's possibly the biggest media news of the year. BARC India, the television rating company formed by broadcasters, advertising agencies and advertisers, and TAM India, the television audience measurement joint venture between Nielsen and Kantar Media, have announced formation of a new meter management company. The firm will run measurement…

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YouTube is set to launch its dedicated gaming website, attempting to capitalise on huge demand for video game streaming and challenge Twitch, the service it tried to buy before losing out to Amazon last year. The new site, gaming.youtube.com is expected to go live on Wednesday evening, having been announced…

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Cattaraugus County lawmakers approved an extra $205,738 for a new tower and equipment in the town of Olean to improve Olean-area radio signals for the county’s new emergency communications system. The county has a $5.7 million contract with Motorola Solutions Inc. to supply a five-channel VHF Digital Simulcast Trunked Radio…

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Signals for one of the nation’s biggest local broadcasters went dark on satellite TV distributor Dish Network Corp. on Tuesday, the result of a dispute over a new distribution contract. Dish and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. have been negotiating a contract that covers more than 150 local television stations owned…