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Ratings outfit Rentrak has ironed out an agreement with the sales rep firm Katz Media Group that provides Rentrak’s full batch of local market ratings services, including its automotive and political Advanced Demographics, for Katz’s client stations. Katz says it will use Rentrak’s ratings and demographic information to gain a…

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The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group. The IOC said Monday the deal would cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, and Olympics in 2022 and 2024.…

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
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Arris Group has agreed to sell its Supplies division to U.K.-based Technietix Group, which plans to merge the unit with its existing U.S. operations in Denver.    Financial terms were not disclosed, but Technetix said the deal, announced on July 22, will be “transformational” and enable it to expand its…

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Netflix, as it continues to bulk up its muscle within Hollywood, is now seeking to take up residence there. The Los Gatos, Calif., company is eyeing a major move from Beverly Hills to the center of action in Hollywood that would boost its office space by at least 50%. The…

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Fujinon is shipping the new UA22x8 portable zoom lens and the UA80X9 field lens, the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD series of 2/3-inch lenses announced at NAB 2015. The UA80x9 80x zoom lens has a form factor similar to the existing XA99x7.5 lens, Fujinon said, and should…

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Phase 3 FM radio auctions are slated to begin from Monday, four-and-a-half years after the policy was announced in July 2011, delayed due to policy paralysis. With the Sun Group's troubles with the government out of the way, the decks appear to have been cleared for auction of 135 frequencies…

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Thomson Video Networks, a world leader in video compression for the media and TV broadcast industry, today announced an all-new SingleFeed solution for the company's NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexing and transport system and RD1100 receiver/descrambler. The SingleFeed solution makes it easy and highly cost-effective for terrestrial headend operators to perform satellite…

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Cartesian, a leading provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the global communications, technology and digital media industries, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Farncombe Technology Limited, a consulting and advisory services provider to the digital TV sector. Farncombe specializes in digital TV services…

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OverPlay, the industry's fastest and most reliable SmartDNS and VPN service provider, recently announced the addition of over 80 new channels to its lineup. OverPlay's SmartDNS now provides access to an industry-leading number of US and international streaming services. Listening to feedback from their subscribers, OverPlay has expanded their service…

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Approval would clear path for AT&T to close deal. Federal regulators are poised to approve AT&T Inc.’s $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, ending a review process that lasted more than 12 months and clearing the way for the biggest media deal of the past year. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom…