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El Rey Network has expanded its reach through a distribution deal with Dish Network.    Under the pact, financial terms of which were not disclosed, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete) service is available on channel 253 on a number of Dish programming packages:…

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Dish Network will put its controversial AutoHop feature to use during Super Bowl Sunday in a way that should bring joy to advertisers as well as to consumers who are more interested in the ads than the game itself.    Dish said it will implement a “Reverse AutoHop” feature on…

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NBC Universo, formerly mun2, will debut on Sun., Feb. 1, as the home of the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. The network will offer comprehensive football coverage and nine consecutive hours of football action and related coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET.  AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Comcast’s…

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In anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled for February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Reality Check Systems (RCS) has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFLN to enliven remote studio shows and gameday broadcasts. This marks the ninth successive…

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
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Quantum Corp, a Silicon Valley-based provider of storage, archive and data protection technology, has launched “Q-Cloud,” a new offering that allows users to leverage Quantum’s intelligent data management software to store data in the cloud.   The Q-Cloud umbrella encompasses three elements: Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault, which incorporate the…

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ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions has signed a production deal with Christine Connor’s non-fiction company XCON. This is LSP’s first ever producer deal. “Christine and her team are devoted to creating high quality factual content that is both engaging and intelligent,” said ABC News president James Goldston in an internal…

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Broomfield's Level 3 Communications Inc. is continuing its Super Bowl streak. The telecommunications firm will provide broadcast video services to the National Football League and NBC Sports for their presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, officials for Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) announced Tuesday. It's the 26th consecutive year that Level 3…

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Tribune Broadcasting announced that it has reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement with ABC Television to renew the existing affiliations of WGNO-TV (New Orleans) and WQAD-TV (Davenport, Rock Island, Moline).  In addition, ABC has renewed its affiliation agreement with Dreamcatcher Broadcasting's WNEP-TV (Wilkes Barre), to which Tribune Broadcasting provides operational support…

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
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So, maybe Google sees a real business in this broadband thing, after all.     Google Fiber confirmed earlier reports that it will bring its mix of 1-Gig and pay-TV services to 18 new cities across four metro areas in the Southeast U.S. – Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and…

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Imagine Communications announced a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RGB Networks of Sunnyvale, Calif. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, RGB specializes in over-the-top video distribution and broadcast signal processing technologies. The product line includes a modular carrier-class MPEG-2 and -4 transcoder; software-based encoding/transcoding/packaging for…