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Saturday, Apr 04, 2015
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Good-bye, DishWorld. Hello, Sling International. As expected, Dish Network has rebranded DishWorld, its international live programming subscription OTT service, as Sling International, a move that comes almost two months after the national launch of Sling TV. Along with the rebrand, Sling International has added three new language groups to its…

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Hong Kong will not renew Asia Television Ltd.’s license after the troubled broadcaster failed to provide a restructuring plan that satisfied the government. The free-to-air broadcaster will be allowed to operate until April 1 next year, Commerce Secretary Gregory So told reporters in Hong Kong on Wednesday, after a meeting…

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Comcast Corp. is creating a new company with Chief Financial Officer Michael J. Angelakis that will focus on investments in growth businesses around the world. The new firm will have capital commitments of as much as $4.1 billion, with $4 billion coming from Philadelphia-based Comcast. Angelakis, 50, who joined the…

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The Philadelphia Eagles and CBS Radio have agreed to a multiyear extension of a broadcast partnership to air play-by-play coverage of all Eagles games on SportsRadio 94WIP. Financial terms and the length of the contract were not revealed but the new deal begins immediately. The agreement calls for all Eagles…

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Discovery Communications said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of a 51% interest in Eurosport France, further consolidating the sports entertainment group. Discovery had the right to increase its interest in Eurosport France to 51% from 20% after Jan. 1, 2015, as part of a larger strategic partnership with…

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015
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Cogeco Cable Canada said it has rolled out its new TiVo-powered offering in all operating markets following its launch Quebec. Cogeco’s deployment, marking TiVo’s first with a Canadian MVPD, got underway in November 2014 in Ontario. Cogeco’s version integrates the Netflix OTT SVOD service alongside TiVo’s unified search platform. Cogeco’s…

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Fox Sports Detroit said it has been able to increase Detroit Tigers broadcast advertising rates by nearly 10 percent over last year, thanks to consistently strong audience numbers its telecasts generate. "We're seeing rates rising in the high single digits," said Greg Hammaren, the Southfield-based network's senior vice president. "Tigers…

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Busan, the South Korean city that already styles itself as the hub of Asian cinema, is launching a funding program aimed at attracting international productions. Its biggest target is inbound titles from the booming Chinese industry. The program is to be operated by the Busan Film Commission and will offer…

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Survey indicates almost half of viewers have never watched the channel Saorview, the State-funded digital television service, has told the Oireachtas it will cost more than €500,000 to broadcast Dáil and Seanad debates on a dedicated TV channel. At present UPC and Eircom transmit the Oireachtas TV channel free of…

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Canada's broadcast regulator issued its final thrust Thursday in a series of moves aimed at positioning consumers "in the driver's seat," ahead of the country's broadcasters, offering up a draft code that would require cable and satellite companies to make customer contracts easier to understand. Broadcast service providers would also…