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The Federal Communications Commission is seeking input on just how competitive the mobile wireless market is.    That came in a Public Notice seeking info for the annual State of Competition in the Mobile Wireless Market report.    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has made promoting wireless as a competitor to…

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
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Intelsat has announced that it has renewed and expanded a deal with the BT Group that will provide it with capacity and services on three Intelsat satellites in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America regions. BT will use the satellite capacity to distribute programming from the BBC World Service. In…

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Milwaukee has a new country radio station. The new KTI COUNTRY launched on 94.5 FM in Milwaukee at 10 a.m. today, according to Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP). "We are thrilled to bring Wisconsin a fun, engaging local radio station that features…

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China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access ("CA") systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services, and Shanghai Tongda Venture Capital Co., Ltd. ("Tongda Venture") (600647.SS), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange…

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Charter Communications Inc. reached a $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable Inc., giving cable mogul John Malone the prize he has been chasing for two years. The acquisition by Charter, which is backed by Mr. Malone’s Liberty Broadband Corp., would vault the cable operator into the ranks of the…

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The chief executive of CBS said that the US TV network will "probably" sign a deal with Apple TV. Apple is thought to be planning a slimmed down package of TV channels and Les Moonves said that CBS is likely to be included in that service. "We will probably do…

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After many misfires, Silicon Valley is once again betting it can transform television—this time by letting TVs run apps as diverse as those on smartphones. Google Inc. and Apple Inc. are urging software developers to show the kind of creativity on the big screen that they have on smartphones. The…

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Viacom said it signed a long-term renewal of its distribution agreement with Mediacom Communications. Mediacom will continue to carry 19 Viacom cable networks and its Epix premium channel. Its subscribers will also have access to more video-on-demand titles and TV Everywhere ability to watch Viacom programming on digital devices in…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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TiVo said Tuesday that it added 285,000 subscribers in its fiscal first quarter, most of them coming way of MSO partnerships, to extend its cumulative ub base to 5.75 million. TiVo ended the period with 4.81 million subs through MSO deals, up from 3.58 million in the year-ago quarter, and…

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Wibbitz, an Israeli text-to-video start-up, has raised $8 million in Series B funding to expand into the US market. Wibbitz has a text-to-video platform that creates broadcast-ready, branded videos for publishers to push via their multiscreen online video strategies, into pre-roll ad space. It hinges on automated technology that turns…