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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
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As broadcasters put more emphasis on systems based on software and IT technologies, ChyronHego has acquired VidiGo, a Dutch provider of IT-based software solutions for live broadcast production workflows. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal will strengthen ChryonHego’s existing graphics offerings and continues a trend towards consolidation…

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The NFL and Twitter announced a new multiyear deal that enables Twitter to deliver official NFL video and other content to fans. Twitter and the NFL have already worked together through the Twitter Amplify program. The new deal gives Twitter users access to more content, including in-game highlights from pre-season…

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Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that the Company intends to act on the Board of Directors’ authorization to repurchase up to $100 million of its Class A common stock. Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. commented, “The repurchase authorization reflects our confidence…

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Channel Nine has secured the rights to broadcast the NRL from 2018 to 2022, it was announced on Monday. After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Nine will screen matches four days a week starting in 2018, in a deal worth 'up to $925' million, the NRL said. The NRL said it…

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to license Nielsen’s Local TV Voter Ratings in six hot political markets. Nielsen’s new Voter Ratings service offers “insights into how voter segments consume local media and quantifies local TV station reach for key voter categories,” according to Nielsen. Sinclair is licensing the data in…

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…