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SJL is acquiring KITV Honolulu from Hearst Television. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, were not disclosed. It is expected to close later this year. “Hearst Television is proud of its ownership of KITV over the past 18 years and of our KITV colleagues,” said Hearst…

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Qatar is considering building an underwater broadcast studio for use during TV coverage for the FIFA World Cup in 2022, a designer working on potential plans for the project has revealed. “The project we are in the process of designing for is an underwater broadcast centre [and] is quite a…

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In January, VRT’s Radio 2 (www.radio2.be) took delivery of new outside broadcast Mini Cooper cars, serving the station’s local programs. Their compact size allows them to operate in urban areas, equipped with the latest technology. In 2004, the Dutch-language public broadcaster decided to invest in OB vans in addition to…

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As expected, DirecTV and AT&T have agreed to extend the termination date of their planned $48.5 billion merger “for a short period,” as the deal winds through the regulatory approval process, DirecTV said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday. In a brief filing with the SEC, DirecTV and…

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CBS has 13 more affiliate groups signed on for CBS All Access, its live, linear streaming product. Cox Media Group, Schurz Communications, Griffin Communications, Bahakel Communications, Block Communications, Capitol Broadcasting, Draper Holdings, Ft. Myers Broadcasting, Meridian Media, Midwest Television, Mt. Mansfield Television, News-Press & Gazette and West Virginia Media Holdings…

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OTA Broadcasting has gathered up more spectrum, as it agreed to buy the Class A station WTBL in Lenoir, North Carolina for $550,000. Ernesto Bustos is the seller of the independent station, and Media Venture Partners and M.C. Alcamo & Co. are the brokers. OTA is a subsidiary of computer…

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NVerzion has announced that WTAT-TV, the Fox-affiliated television station in Charleston, S.C., has installed the vendors automation system. The installation was made as part of a major upgrade to HD that was carried out by systems integration firm Heartland Video Systems. In this deployment, NVerzion's Component Level Automation System Solutions…

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has partnered with the charity-minded content provider Chideo to feature its “inspirational and entertaining content,” according to Chideo, on Sinclair stations and websites. A neologism combining “charity” and “video”, Chideo draws attention to worthwhile worldwide causes through its celebrity-starring videos. Sinclair stations can build story packages around…

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ESPN and Cablevision have entered into a long-term agreement where the Worldwide Sports Leader will use census-level audience data gleaned from more than 7 million Cablevision set-top boxes to analyze consumer viewing habits.    The deal also applies to the ESPN parent The Walt Disney Co., which will have the…

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Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy AOL Inc. in a deal valued at $4.4 billion, getting access to automated advertising technology and digital media clips that will help it make more money from mobile video. Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless provider, will pay $50 a share, a 17 percent premium…