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Amagi, a leader in cloud-based broadcast infrastructure and targeted TV advertising, today announced a new managed playout service designed to simplify video content preparation, management, and delivery for broadcasters by leveraging cloud capabilities. Utilizing the end-to-end cloud-based service for content delivery, playout management, ingest, asset and archival management, quality control,…

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Dejero today announced that New Zealand production company Kinetic Media used Dejero's award-winning LIVE+ mobile transmitters to stream live HD video from field locations to outside broadcast (OB) trucks during televised coverage of the inaugural Challenge Dubai triathlon. Mounted on motorcycles, the rugged and portable LIVE+ transmitters allowed Kinetic Media…

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Entertainment network Viacom has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Prism TV for Rs 940 crore (or $153 million). Prism TV owns and operates regional entertainment channels in India, including ETV Marathi, ETV Kannada, ETV Bangla, ETV Oriya and ETV Gujarati, all of which were recently rebranded under the…

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Sky News Arabia has announced the launch of its radio broadcasting service in the UAE via 90.3 FM as of July 30. The move is in line with the network’s vision to emerge as an integrated news platform that offers accurate and unbiased reporting through television, radio, digital applications and…

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Comcast’s NBC Universal is declining to air a series of advertisements from Dish Networks’ Sling TV over-the-top service, a practice the satellite company claims is proof that the service is touching a nerve with operators. An NBCU spokesperson confirmed that its owned and operated stations in New York, San Diego,…

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Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, has signed a TV measurement agreement with KFMB-TV, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego. KFMB-TV, which was the first local television station to air in San Diego, will utilize Rentrak's massive and passive measurement system to provide their clients with more…

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AT&T wants the business world to know that, with AT&T completing its DirecTV acquisition, it has merged DirecTV Advertising Sales into the AT&T AdWorks business, under AdWorks president Rick Welday. Top-line highlights include AdWorks now offering AddressablePlus, which combines DirecTV's addressability (12 million homes) with the targeting approach of AT&T's…

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Worldnow has been acquired by the messaging technology platform Frankly for $45 million. The acquisition will enable Frankly “to provide mobile messaging and news content on one platform, increasing its user engagement, traffic and monetization,” the company said in a statement. Frankly will also be acquiring Worldnow's content platform, with…

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Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI), a major provider of universal remote control technologies, has announced that it has hit a notable milestone with its QuickSet platform, which is now being used by more than 150 million devices around the world. The QuickSet software and web services platform allows a variety of…

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Relativity Media, founded by CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, is cutting 75 of its 350 employees, B&C has confirmed. “As Relativity continues to move forward with steps to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce costs, we've made the difficult decision to eliminate 75 full-time positions across several of our divisions,” the company…