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Broadcasting & Cable

  • News

    Microsoft Pushes for TV White Spaces

    January 02, 2018

    Computer companies, led by Microsoft, have formed the Connect Americans Now coalition and are seeking to access the so-called TV white spaces to close the rural digital divide.

  • News

    GOP-Led FCC KO’s Title II

    December 14, 2017

    In another 3-2 vote along party lines, the FCC voted on Dec. 14 to eliminate most network neutrality rules, reclassify ISPs, wired and wireless, as non-common carriers and deed most of the internet policing functions to the Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department.

  • Business

    Disney to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4B in Stock

    December 14, 2017

    The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox have put pen to paper on the deal that will bring Fox film and TV studio, cable and international business assets under the Disney banner following speculation over the last couple of weeks.

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    MobiTV, NCTC Forge Next-Gen Video Deal

    December 07, 2017

    MobiTV has agreed to a deal with National Cable Television Corporation that is designed to help the co-op’s membership of indie operators—which totals more than a reported 800 pay TV providers—migrate to a next-gen, IP-based platform rather than the traditional set-top boxes.

  • News

    EU: Cloud Storage of Broadcasts Requires Copyright Holders’ Permission

    November 30, 2017

    n a move that was similar to what happened between U.S. broadcasters and Aereo, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Wednesday, Nov. 29, that copies of off-air broadcasts stored in the cloud for later online access by subscribers are public performances and require the permission of the copyright holders.

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