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Australian Telecommunications Giant, Telstra has started the week first out of the gate announcing a 10-year partnership with Racing Victoria. The telco will provide broadcast, media, and data services to increase racecourse connectivity and provide "near-real time live" streaming for Racing Victoria. The size of the deal was not disclosed.…

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Dove Broadcasting is paying $4 million for WJFB, an independent station in Nashville. The seller is Bryant Broadcasting. Licensed to Lebanon, Tennessee, the station airs on channel 44, showing Christian programming. WJFB’s call letters come from founder Joe F. Bryant. Dove Broadcasting is a Christian broadcaster based in South Carolina,…

Friday, May 22, 2015
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African-American targeted site will help expand Univision’s multicultural efforts. Univision Communications has acquired The Root, an online news, opinion and cultural site targeting African-Americans. The Root was launched in 2008 by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of Graham Holdings. As a result of the acquisition,…

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Gray Television has agreed to acquire KOSA in Odessa, Texas for $33.6 million. The seller is ICA Broadcasting. KOSA is the CBS affiliate in DMA No. 146; it pulled in nearly double the revenue of the closest competitor last year, according to BIA/Kelsey. “Gray is thrilled to be selected by…

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Comcast said its customers can use their TV Everywhere credentials to access two TV Everywhere apps — HBO Go and Showtime Anytime – on the Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick. Comcast also allows customers to access those TVE apps on a set of other TV-connected platforms, including…

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Altice SA agreed to buy 70 percent of Suddenlink Communications as French billionaire chairman Patrick Drahi embarks on an expansion into the U.S. The acquisition places an enterprise value of $9.1 billion on Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable company, Altice said Wednesday. Altice, Drahi’s investment vehicle, has also made a…

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Mobile phone group Partner Communications, may branch out into television services this year to provide a new source of revenue after "relentless" competition in mobile phones contributed to a 52 percent drop in first-quarter profit. Partner, Israel's second-largest mobile operator, has said for months it would consider launching internet-based television…

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Cablevision Systems Corp sued Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, seeking a judge's finding that its television commercial claiming Verizon's FiOS service does not solely use fiber optic cable is truthful. The lawsuit came after Verizon in April launched a proceeding before the Better Business Bureaus' National Advertising Division challenging the…

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Italy's antitrust authority AGCM is investigating the sale of Serie A soccer rights to Sky Italia and Mediaset on suspicion the deal may have violated competition laws and excluded new entrants, the watchdog said on Tuesday. Sky Italia, part of Sky Plc, and Mediaset were awarded rights last June to…

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A new trade organization, the Video Advertising Bureau, was unveiled on Monday to promote research and data that quantifies the impact of TV content in generating sales traffic for a marketer. The organization replaces the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau as it adds major broadcast networks like NBCUniversal and CBS Corp. to…