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ITV America and veteran producer Helga Eike have launched Red Bandit Media, a production company focused on unscripted programming, with Eike as president. Red Bandit is part of ITV America’s portfolio, which includes the Leftfield Entertainment group of production companies and ITV Entertainment (as well as Thinkfactory Media, High Noon…

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NOS, Portugal's broadband and TV service provider, has selected the ZD4500 set-top from ARRIS International, plc for its new, immersive 4K service. Launching today, the new 4K service from NOS will offer the highest-quality entertainment experience in the country, allowing consumers to take full advantage of the growing accessibility of…

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Following its announcement in February to bring 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet speeds to residential and business customers using DOCSIS 3.1 technology, Comcast today announced it is beginning an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service to Nashville. Nashville becomes the second Comcast market to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, following Atlanta’s launch…

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Verizon Communications Inc plans to submit a second-round bid of around $3 billion for Yahoo Inc's core internet business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Private-equity firm TPG was also expected to submit a second round bid for the assets before Monday's deadline, the newspaper…

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The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired popular podcast listening service Stitcher, which facilitates discovery and streaming for more than 65,000 podcasts to 8 million registered users. Stitcher is one of the most established and popular streaming audio listening brands. It is accessible via free iPhone and Android apps, on the…

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Three Forum Communications-owned and ABC-affiliated TV stations in North Dakota -- WDAY in Fargo, WDAZ in Devil's Lake and KBMY in Bismarck -- came off DirecTV on Thursday, June 2, on the eve of the National Basketball Association Finals that night (the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-89).…

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Nexstar Broadcasting enters into definitive agreement to divest two stations in two markets for $270 million. Agreement to sell WBAY-TV, and KWQC-TV, to Gray Television Group Inc. Nexstar Broadcasting enters into definitive agreement to divest two stations in two markets for $270 million. Divestiture reflects co's intention to obtain FCC…

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Artec Technologies AG  Won a new large-scale TV analysis contract is a technological milestone from global sports channel based in Qatar. Order volume of over 1 million euros ($1.12 million) to be reflected in sales revenues already in summer 2016.   Source : reuters.com

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SingularDTV, a first-of-its-kind blockchain entertainment studio, is partnering with venture production studio ConsenSys to build a smart contract-based rights management platform for film and television on the Ethereum blockchain.  Based on ConsenSys' rights management prototype, Ujo Music, ConsenSys will support the S-DTV service, enabling it to attach usage policies and…

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The CEOs of some of Europe's largest telecoms companies swooped in on Brussels on Tuesday to press the EU executive to do more to promote investment in new networks as part of a forthcoming review of telecoms rules. The heads of KPN, Deutsche Telekom, Proximus, BT Group, Telekom Austria and…