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Clearwire lays out its case for a Sprint buyout

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Sprint Nextel's network partner Clearwire hasn't been able to find any other big wholesale customers nor sell any of its spectrum, so selling out to Sprint is the only real option for its shareholders, the company said Monday.A letter sent to shareholders on Monday lays out several alternatives to...
Clearwire lays out its case for a Sprint buyout

LightSquared asks to share weather-balloon spectrum for its LTE network

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Embattled satellite carrier LightSquared proposed on Friday that the government let it share spectrum with federal uses such as weather balloons so it can get enough spectrum to launch its proposed national LTE mobile network. LightSquared would give up on deploying LTE in one band of spectrum that it...
LightSquared asks to share weather-balloon spectrum for its LTE network

Viacom Criticizes DirecTV

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Viacom lashed out at DirecTV, saying the satellite-TV operator is impeding efforts to find a resolution to the week-old black-out of its cable channels....
Viacom Criticizes DirecTV
Brightcove CEO: Apple’s cable TV strategy will focus on AirPlay, not an HDTV

James Murdoch quits another News Corp group to spare BSkyB from fall-out

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Pretty soon, there may be nothing left for James Murdoch to distance himself from. Ahead of a parliamentary report on phone hacking that reportedly may accuse him of “lying”, now he is resigning his chairmanship of the UK’s largest pay-TV operator, BSkyB, saying: “As attention continues to be paid to...
James Murdoch quits another News Corp group to spare BSkyB from fall-out

As Profit Falls, Dish Presses on Clearwire

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Dish Network reported a 33% drop in profit, as subscriber growth slowed and programming expenses rose, highlighting why the satellite-TV operator is looking to diversify into wireless broadband....
As Profit Falls, Dish Presses on Clearwire

Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

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Evomote is a Spanish startup that hopes to transform your smartphone into a personalized TV guide, and its pitch during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day earlier this week was very well received. This was a good example of how much startups can change during an acceleration program – for the better. When...
Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

How broadcasters could have stopped Dish’s Hopper

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Like a long-ago military invasion that didn’t infiltrate far enough to root out a hostile regime, broadcasters are reviewing their decade-old litigation with digital video recorder pioneer ReplayTV with some regret. If only they had gone all the way with that case … The rumination stems from a new commercial-deleting...
How broadcasters could have stopped Dish’s Hopper

In battle versus media powerhouses, streaming video service Ivi loses appeal

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Seattle streaming video startup Ivi Inc. has been hit with another setback in its battle against some of the country’s biggest media companies.  The young upstart was shut down by a federal judge last year over its live, streaming TV service, one which allowed customers to gain access to TV programming...
In battle versus media powerhouses, streaming video service Ivi loses appeal

Ergen Bids $2 Billion for LightSquared Spectrum

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Satellite mogul Charlie Ergen bid $2 billion for certain spectrum from LightSquared Inc., the wireless venture spearheaded by financier Philip Falcone that is currently navigating bankruptcy proceedings, said people familiar with the offer. Mr. Ergen, the chairman of satellite-TV operator Dish Network Corp., made the offer to LightSquared on Wednesday,...
Ergen Bids $2 Billion for LightSquared Spectrum

Clearwire continues to ponder Dish offer: Sprint dubs rival bid 'illusory'

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Clearwire said today that it will continue to entertain a buyout offer from Dish Network even though Sprint Nextel dubbed the rival bid from the satellite TV operator “illusory” and contingent on many things which are not actionable. Clearwire also indicated that its special committee in charge of analyzing acquisition...
Clearwire continues to ponder Dish offer: Sprint dubs rival bid 'illusory'
Cloud gaming finally coming to South Korea (exclusive)

Russia’s state piracy monitor could empower copyright owners

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In a land whose leading social network includes baked-in file-sharing, the government seems keen on encouraging a legal digital media ecosystem. Russian multi-media portal store Muz.ru says it has built, for the Ministry of Communication, a prototype system to alert copyright owners to illegal distribution of their audio, video, e-books...
Russia’s state piracy monitor could empower copyright owners

Most YouTube commissions won't get a second season

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YouTube kissed a bunch of frogs when it handed several million dollars to dozens of professional video producers last year. Now Google is about to fund a second year of productions, but it seems only a few have become princesses — only 30 to 40 percent of funded makers will...
Most YouTube commissions won't get a second season
Two years later, Virgin's two-screen app takes TV wireless - via Ethernet
BSkyB acquires Acetrax to be its connected TV Trojan Horse
Europe's first 4K channel goes live, but only as a demonstration

CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone

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The French telco Orange and the pay TV operator Canal+ Afrique have signed a partnership to let users pay their subscription fees with their mobile phones, the companies announced today. As we reported, mobile transactions are on the rise in Africa; for instance, the Kenyan company M-Pesa facilitates money transfers...
CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone
Dish Network/Sprint Combination: Good Or Bad For Consumers?

Clearwire Doesn't Expect Dish to Top Sprint's Bid

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Clearwire said it hasn't had 'substantive' talks with Dish Network since last month, and doesn't expect the satellite-TV operator to top Sprint's sweetened offer for the wireless broadband provider, which Clearwire supports....
Clearwire Doesn't Expect Dish to Top Sprint's Bid

News Corp. Offers Bid for Consolidated Media

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News Corp. has offered 1.97 billion Australian dollars (US$2 billion) to buy Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd. in a move that, if successful, would strengthen the company’s interest in Australia’s largest pay TV service. The takeover bid, valued at A$3.50 a share, includes a 25 percent stake in pay TV operator...
News Corp. Offers Bid for Consolidated Media

Dish's Ads to End All Ads

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Dish Network Corp. plans to promote its new ad-skipping feature with, ironically enough, a television ad — that is, if broadcast TV networks agree to run the spot. Amid mounting anger about the capability, at least two are resisting. Fox and NBC both said Wednesday they won’t accept ads promoting...
Dish's Ads to End All Ads

Does a supermarket magazine really have more readers than The Sun?

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Just when “branded content” is gaining heightened prominence, custom magazine publisher Cedar has announced Tesco Magazine, which it publishes for the supermarket giant, has become the UK’s most-read print publication. The numbers are contained in the latest National Readership Survey (NRS) report, which shows Tesco Magazine average issue readership grew eight...
Does a supermarket magazine really have more readers than The Sun?

Taiwan market: Cable TV operator to launch 100Mbps Internet-access service

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As Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to launch 100Mbps FTTx access to the Internet in the Taiwan market in March-April 2012, kbro, a local MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV), is capable of offering 100Mbps Internet-access service through its HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) cable networks and plans to set charge rates...
Taiwan market: Cable TV operator to launch 100Mbps Internet-access service
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Roku strikes Time Warner Cable deal, wants to be your next cable box

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Time Warner Cable customers will soon be able to watch live television on their Roku box, thanks to a deal announced Monday at CES. The cooperation between the two companies brings the TWC TV service, which has previously only been available on iOS and Android devices as well as on...
Roku strikes Time Warner Cable deal, wants to be your next cable box

Netflix will broadcast past seasons of Warner Bros' top US TV shows in the UK and Ireland

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Movie and TV streaming service Netflix has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros to bring past seasons of popular US TV shows to the UK and Ireland, IP&TV News reports. The rollout will be progressive, starting with the first three seasons of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, which will become...
Netflix will broadcast past seasons of Warner Bros' top US TV shows in the UK and Ireland

Viacom and DirecTV end spat with new deal

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More than a week after 26 Viacom networks went dark on DirecTV, the programmer and the pay TV operator announced early Friday morning that they have a new deal. All the channels in the previous agreement are to be restored immediately. Here’s the press release from Viacom: Viacom today announced...
Viacom and DirecTV end spat with new deal

Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service

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BBC and ITV-backed venture to offer paid-for movie and music programming for first time as part of Freetime serviceFreesat, the satellite television joint venture backed by the BBC and ITV, is to launch a new smart-TV service it hopes will lure customers from BSkyB, including offering paid-for movie and music...
Freesat hopes to lure customers from BSkyB with premium service
Viacom and DirecTV negotiating failure leaves 26 channels dark
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