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Live streaming video platform Twitch has launched an Android app in partnership with Sony. This app will be used for broadcasting their mobile gameplay on its video platform. However, the app only works with a few Xperia devices at present. According to thenextweb.com, the app will be available for Sony’s…

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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a report which recommends establishing a Digital Radio Planning Committee for regional Australia, chaired by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). A key thrust of the report is for the Government to remove obstacles and facilitate industry planning and implementation. There are incentives…

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The Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition says that the FCC's opening prices for TV stations in the incentive auction could plummet by more than $8 billion collectively. In a filing with the FCC Friday (July 2), EOBC, which represents most of a hundred TV stations interested in participating in the…

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Rogers Communications, a leading diversified Canadian telecommunications and media company, said that it received all requisite governmental, creditor and court approvals and has completed the acquisitions of both Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS wireless spectrum as announced last Wednesday, June 24, 2015.   prnewswire.com

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Kingdom FM's existing licence agreement with the regulator Ofcom was due to expire this year, and the new licence extends its broadcast rights to the end of 2027. Independent radio station Kingdom FM has been awarded a new 12-year broadcast licence by the regulator Ofcom. Kingdom FM's existing licence agreement…

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U.S. video content developer Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) has completed its purchase of a 52.7-percent stake in Polish broadcaster TVN from local holding ITI and Vivendi's Canal+ Group, the sellers said on Thursday. SNI unit s Southbank Media paid 584 million euros ($646.43 million) for the stake and SNI will…

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The parent company of WSAW NewsChannel 7 in Wausau, Gray Television, Inc., announced Wednesday it has acquired certain non-license assets of WFXS, which had served as the Fox affiliate for the Wausau-Rhinelander television market. The program streams of WFXS are now broadcast by Gray’s other Wausau station, WZAW-TV. The “Z”…

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015
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Technology giant Cisco said it will purchase security company OpenDNS in a deal valued at about $635 million, an effort to boost cloud-based security functions of the tech giant’s Internet of Everything (IoE) initiatives. OpenDNS, based in San Francisco, provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. This is…

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015
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TV Freedom and Antennas Direct are revving up the free, over-the-air (OTA) TV bus for a stop in San Francisco's Chinatown July 3. They will give away "over 300" indoor DTV antennas, part of an effort to demonstrate that folks don't have to pay for cable to get a broadcast…

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
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Media firm TV18 Broadcast Ltd and Cable News Network, Inc (CNN) will end their partnership at the end of their 10-year-old brand licensing agreement in January next year. In a filing to the BSE, TV18 Broadcast, which operates English news channel CNN-IBN, said the company and CNN “will be successfully…