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Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
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Motive Television  said TabletTV, a platform that can bridge over-the-air broadcast TV channels to tablets, will soon add over-the-top capabilities to its video arsenal.     Starting in the U.K., examples of OTT offerings that will become available include YouTube, BBC iPlayer, STV Player, ITV Player, All4, BT Sport and Netflix,…

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Media firm Viacom18 today announced the launch of its new digital business and named Gaurav Gandhi as its Chief Operating Officer. The new entity 'Viacom18 Digital Ventures' will bridge traditional broadcasting and digital innovation, the media firm said in a statement. Gandhi's appointment will be effective August 1, 2015. He…

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The television production and broadcast industry is reviving calls for the Abbott government to raise the tax offset for television production from 20 per cent to 40 per cent of qualifying expenditure, to bring Australia in line with rival locations such as New Zealand. With media ownership reform deemed too…

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Thursday's successful Cleveland field test of ultra-high-definition TV technology was a major step toward local stations providing crystal-quality signals directly to such portable devices as tablets, laptop computers and smartphones. WJW Channel 8 was the host for the noon to 4 p.m. test, which was conducted by LG Electronics, a…

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Cablevision Systems stock soared Friday after Altice chairman Patrick Drahi said in a Wall Street Journal profile that he wanted to expand into the U.S., and would be interested in pursuing cable companies like Cablevision and Cox Communications. Cablevision shares rose as high as $27.09 each (up 9% or $2.24…

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CBS Corporation and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) have announced a comprehensive deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 16 markets nationwide. The markets renewed cover six percent of the U.S. and serve approximately seven million households. "Sinclair is an important and valued local broadcasting partner," said Ray Hopkins,…

Friday, Jul 10, 2015
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Bravo Digital Media said it generated record usage across its platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile and the Bravo Now app – in the second quarter of 2015, chalking it up in large part to the recent redesign of BravoTV.com and an emphasis on The Daily Dish, the network’s digital lifestyle…

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As it continues to work toward Federal Communications Commission approval of its proposed DirecTV merger, AT&T has told the agency it will offer standalone broadband service to low-income households for up to four years at prices as low as $5 per month.    That's according to an FCC filing on…

Thursday, Jul 09, 2015
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iHeartRadio has become the first live streaming radio app to launch on U-verse TV, AT&T’s IP-delivered pay TV platform.    The app, which requires users to have U-verse high-speed Internet service, is accessible on U-verse channel 532/1532 and allows users to search for radio stations based on genre, location or…

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Comcast has rolled out a free speed upgrade for its “Blast!” broadband tier across its Northeast Division while also introducing a faster “Performance Pro” service for triple-play customers. Comcast said its Blast! service is rising from 105 Mbps down to 150 Mbps downstream. Additionally, new and existing customers that one…