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ESPN announces executive reorganization

Walt Disney Co's ( DIS.N Jessica Toonkel ) ESPN has reorganized its top executives, promoting Connor Schell to oversee all of its content creation across digital, TV and print, ESPN President John Skipper said on Friday. The changes in executive ranks at ESPN come as the sports channel is struggling....

India-born Arun Netravali wins Marconi Prize for digital video technology

India-born and US-based Arun Netravali, former Bell Labs President, is the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize for his pioneering work in digital video technology, used in mobile phones and television sets, announced the Marconi Society on Friday. "Netravali's pioneering work on video compression....

Arun Netravali, Former Bell Labs President and Digital Video Pioneer, Awarded the 2017 Marconi Prize

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jun 15, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, announced today that it will present the 2017 Marconi Prize to Dr. Arun Netravali. Dr.

Malaysia's Astro 'doesn't know' about talks with Reliance Digital TV

NEW DELHI: Malaysian and ASEAN content and consumer company Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has scotched rumours about due diligence being done to buy financially-beleaguered Indian DTH operator Reliance Digital TV saying it "does not know anything" about the talks.

Infrastructure improvements and reforms continue

Update: 6:10PM FIJI continues its strategic investment in infrastructure development and upgrades, including major reconstruction of the airports, expansion of our seaports, and introduction of cutting edge ICT technology, such as the recently launched digital television to capitalise on our location as the hub of the Pacific.

Nigeria Misses Digital Switch Over Deadline Third Time

- Advertisement - 100% Natural Solution To Premature Ejaculation, Weak Erection, Watery Sperm, Other Sexual Dysfunctions And Last More Than 30 Minutes During Sex. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which is responsible for activities relating to broadcasting in the country, has blamed the....

Nigeria to Assist Republic of Niger towards Digital Switch Over

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the Republic of Niger of Nigeria’s support in ensuring that it successfully migrates from Analogue mode of Transmission to Digital transmission. Alhaji Mohammed gave the assurance when the Republic of Niger’s Minister of....

US$18k stolen property recovered in Chegutu

Police in Chegutu have recovered loot worth about US$18 000 and arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the recovered stolen property. The recovered property includes 15 plasma television sets, lap tops and desk top computers, digital television decoders, public address systems and radio sets.

StarTimes launches subscription promo 17 mins ago Media

As part of efforts to reward its numerous and loyal subscribers in Nigeria, Pay TV company, StarTimes, has launched a reward programme that would allow a customer pay two months subscription and have two weeks free. While speaking on the promotion, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr.

MediaTek Announces Ultra HD TV SoC Supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)

HSINCHU, Taiwan June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek Inc. today announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 System-on-Chip (SoC), an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision™ and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) . MT5597 transforms TV viewing experiences with breakthrough brightness, contrast and color.

Indonesia's Digital Switchover Marked by Controversy, Conflicting Interests

The existing law is considered too outdated to accommodate the latest technological advancements that would allow digital TV services to be available nationwide. The latest revisions of the law were submitted to the House of Representatives' legislative council in February and are scheduled to be discussed in plenary session in August.

HUB TV goes into local taxis with ‘real content’

Local production house, HUB TV, recently launched its LCD screens targeted at kombi commuters. Installed in 25 combis so far, the screens will be displaying real time content produced by the station on a daily basis. “HUB TV is a free to air digital TV channel on public transport in Gaborone,....

Unified technology: Africa can provide affordable digital TV to every home—StarTimes President

Pang Xinxing, in a speech titled: Advance Hand-in-Hand to Jointly Create the Future,’ at the seventh African Digital TV Development Seminar held in Beijing, China, said Africa could realize the target of providing affordable digital TV to every household through the adoption of unified technology and business models.

StarTimes delights customers with new promo

Pay TV company, StarTimes, says it has initiated a new promo that will see customers enjoying two weeks of free service whenever they pay for two months subscription. The acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, while speaking on the offer, said the promo was the company’s own way of rewarding viewers’ loyalty.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

DUBLIN June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.66 million by 2022.

Netflix Inc.

Internet video services are more popular than cable, according to a May study from Fluent LLC. that was reported by eMarketer. Fluent, a data and marketing company, found that 67% of U.S. internet users watch TV via a streaming service, a la Netflix Inc. , Hulu and Amazon.com Inc. , while 61% have cable subscriptions at home.

Astro in talks to buy India’s Reliance Digital TV

NEW DELHI: Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is in talks to acquire Reliance Digital TV, a unit of Indian billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom). The Malaysian group is conducting due diligence to determine the Indian DTH company’s value, the Times of India reported. A Reliance spokesman declined comment when contacted by Bernama.

Astro in talks to buy India’s Reliance Digital TV

Astro is conducting due diligence to determine DTH’s value, — Picture by KE Ooi NEW DELHI, June 9 ― Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is in talks to acquire Reliance Digital TV, a unit of Indian billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom). The Malaysian group is conducting due diligence to....

Nigeria misses yet another digital migration deadline 59 mins ago Technology

Nigeria is expected to conclude its migration from analogue to digital broadcasting by June 17, 2017. A process popularly referred to as Digital Switch-Over (DSO), the country had, hitherto, missed two attempts: June 17, 2012 and, principally, June 17, 2015, the date set by the International....

Videocon d2h & Reliance Digital finding ways to wriggle out of tough situations

MUMBAI: ccompanies in India are facing a tough time. While Videocon is making several significant moves to reduce its heavy debt, Reliance Digital TV is reportedly in talks with a Malaysian company to sell the business. Videocon is trying to repay its debt by selling some of its businesses such as....

ASEAN plan: Malaysia begins switchover to DTT, to go digital by '20

NEW DELHI: With an aim to meet the deadline of end of analogue transmission by 2020 set by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Malaysia has launched digital terrestrial television (DTT) with free decoders to 4.2 million low-income households or about two-thirds of all familie.

Australia

NEW YORK June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidation in Australia's VOD Market Begins Australia's leading pay TV provider FOXTEL during the last few years has struggled to increase pay TV penetration in Australia . The market has also seen the launch of competing OTT platforms, including Stan and Netflix.

Australia

NEW YORK, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidation in Australia's VOD Market Begins Australia's leading pay TV provider FOXTEL during the last few years has struggled to increase pay TV penetration in Australia. The market has also seen the launch of competing OTT platforms, including Stan and Netflix.

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Jonglei government-owned radio off-air, citizens rely on independent media outlets

The Jonglei state government-owned Jonglei Public Radio has been off-air since the outbreak of civil war in 2013 and may remain so, allegedly due to lack of off...

Easy like Sunday morning

1. 90 years ago on July 23, 1927, the Bombay Presidency Radio Club started broadcasting over Indian airwaves. This was the start of radio in India. It was later...

South Sudan blocks access to independent websites

The South Sudanese government has blocked access to the websites of Dutch-backed Radio Tamazuj, as well as the popular news blogs Nyamilepedia and Paanluel Wel....

South Sudan blocks access to independent websites

The South Sudanese government has blocked access to the websites of Dutch-backed Radio Tamazuj, as well as the popular news blogs Nyamilepedia and Paanluel Wel....

All India Radio Earns Rs 10 Crore From PM's 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' has generated a revenue of about Rs 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in th...

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Moscow To Go After All Faiths Russian Orthodox Church Doesn’t Like? – OpEd

By Paul Goble A Duma roundtable this week shows that deputies are preparing to further gut the 1997 Russian Freedom of Conscience Law and bring the power of the...

How Kiev Takes Kurt Volker for an Idiot

by Scott Humor. Regardless of what the US’s new envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, thinks of himself, he arrived to Ukraine to buy a Brooklyn Bridge, whether he wan...

Kyrgyzstan: Fight Over Alphabets Heating Up – OpEd

By Paul Goble Kyrgyzstan has become the latest post-Soviet country where a struggle has broken out between those who want to shift from the Cyrillic to the Lati...

Russians Less Attached To Ideology Than Many Assume – OpEd

By Paul Goble Analysts of all political persuasions tend to assume that this or that group of the population is deeply attached to a particular ideology and tha...

The Latest: Sessions' El Salvador trip focuses on MS-13 gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on a mission to El Salvador that aims to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against the street gang MS-13....

Demographic Dividend: Skilled youth holds the key to reaping benefits

Bangladesh would be able to reap the full benefits of demographic dividend when it equips the large young population with technical education and skill, said pa...

Social Business Day conference cancelled

A conference, which was supposed to be organised by Yunus Centre today, was cancelled as police said they would not be able to provide security for the event. A...

Siddiqur flown to Chennai

Titumir college student Siddiqur Rahman, whose eyes were damaged in “police action” during a demonstration at Shahbagh on July 20, was taken to India for better...

Mehedi's time to learn

Mehedi Hasan had a spectacular arrival to international cricket as he took nineteen wickets during his debut Test series against England at home last year. But ...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

What Trump Owes America's Christian Fascists

Donald Trump’s ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network of...

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump's ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network of...

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump’s ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network of...

How Evangelicals Are Influencing President Trump

Trump’s White House Has Evangelicals ‘On Speed Dial,’ Says Activist Who Prayed Over President. Evangelical Christians have unprecedented access to President Do...

Spicer Finally Takes On-Camera Questions — From Christian Broadcasting Network

The White House has not held an on-camera daily press briefing since June 29, and Sarah Sanders, the deputy press secretary, is scheduled to again take question...

Vatican turns off fountains amid drought in Rome

The Vatican has switched off its fountains amid a growing water shortage in Rome and surrounding areas which had just 26 days of rain this year, Vatican Radio r...

DRC: Kivu residents protest abduction of priests with silence (Radio Vatican 07/25/17 )

Residents of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo have staged a week-long silent protest intended to send a message to the kidnappers of two Catholic ...

St. Peterâ s Square fountains being shut off due to drought

Vatican City • The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. Vatican Radio on Monday...

St Peter’s Square fountains shut due to drought

Vatican City: The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St Peter’s Square, because of Italy’s drought. Vatican Radio on Monday s...

Vatican shuts down fountains amid Italy drought, in line with Pope Francis' environment teachings

Amid a prolonged drought across many parts of Italy, the Vatican is shutting off its famous fountains in a move described by officials as being in line with Pop...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition. On July 27, 2017 , we reported our financial and operating results for the three and six months ended J...

AiNET brings dark fiber to Prince George's County Public Safety Communications Radio Network

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AiNET has been awarded a contract by Prince George's County to run dark fiber to the County Public Safety Communicatio...

AiNET brings dark fiber to Prince George's County Public Safety Communications Radio Network

WASHINGTON July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AiNET has been awarded a contract by Prince George's County to run dark fiber to the County Public Safety Communication...

Charlize Theron admits to taking drugs in her 20s

Charlize Theron has admitted to taking drugs in her twenties. Although the 41-year-old actress now leads a quiet life with her son Jackson and daughter August, ...

Charlize Theron admits to taking drugs in her 20s

Charlize Theron has admitted to taking drugs in her twenties. Although the 41-year-old actress now leads a quiet life with her son Jackson and daughter August, ...

Christmas in July? C Spire schedules "customer appreciation days" on July 28-29

RIDGELAND, Miss. July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is pulling out all the stops and throwing a huge celebration at all its retail stores this week featuring...

Christmas in July? C Spire schedules "customer appreciation days" on July 28-29

RIDGELAND, Miss., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is pulling out all the stops and throwing a huge celebration at all its retail stores this week featurin...

TECHNICOLOR: FIRST HALF 2017 RESULTS

     The level of activity in VFX for film and TV was sustained with the teams working on more than 25 Film projects, including Warner Bros. Wonder Woman a...

Airtel Digital TV sub base expands, even as ARPUs dip

MUMBAI: Q1 2018 ended 30 June 2017 has been a bit of a mixed bag for the Sunil Mittal headed Bharati Airtel’s DTH biz – Airtel Digital TV. Its subscriber base e...

26th July 2017

By Zika Bobby. Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has said that the company is happy with subscribers’ excitement in the ongoing WOW reward prom...

A flaw in wireless networks lets hackers pretend to be you

They're coming from your own phone number. Consider how unique your phone number is to your identity. It's tied to a majority of your online accounts for bankin...

How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans

Old, unused TV signals could soon become the rural broadband of the future — but the TV stations of today have some qualms about the idea. People have been maki...

Why Verizon Communications Inc. Stock Jumped Today

Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) popped on Thursday morning, trading 6.5% higher as of 11:15 a.m. EDT. The fuel for this fire came from Verizon's sec...

Comcast offers wireless service in Middle Tennessee

Comcast is offering wireless service in Middle Tennessee through its retail locations. Xfinity Mobile will rely on Comcast’s 4G LTE network and 200,000 Wi-Fi ho...

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL have more reasons to be afraid of Reliance Jio: Here's why

Reliance Jio's unparalleled contributions to the Indian telecom industry from a consumer perspective have made mobile internet a necessity than a luxury. By off...

This National Guard Jet Is A Fueling Station In The Sky

The 126th Air Refueling Wing has eight KC-135 Stratotankers. The planes can carry 33,000 gallons of fuel. (Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio) Scott Air Force ...

Government open to cooperation with president

The government is open to cooperating with president Andrzej Duda on the judiciary reform, but its goals are on the matter are "clearly set", cabinet spokespers...

Slaughterhouse to pay $1,250 for failing to stun animals

A Vermont slaughterhouse that officials say failed to properly stun animals before slaughter has agreed to pay the state more than $1,000. Vermont Public Radio ...

Slaughterhouse to pay $1,250 for failing to stun animals

A Vermont slaughterhouse that officials say failed to properly stun animals before slaughter has agreed to pay the state more than $1,000. Vermont Public Radio ...

Slaughterhouse to pay $1,250 for failing to stun animals

A Vermont slaughterhouse that officials say failed to properly stun animals before slaughter has agreed to pay the state more than $1,000. Vermont Public Radio ...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Chattanooga radio reporter fired, blames lawmakers updated

Jacqui Helbert claims she was holding this mic and wearing these headphones when she went with students to meet lawmakers. (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A...

Chattanooga radio reporter fired, blames lawmakers updated

Jacqui Helbert claims she was holding this mic and wearing these headphones when she went with students to meet lawmakers. (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A...

Pirates of the airwaves want youth to tune in

The story of pirate radio has been told by Hollywood but a new event wants to let younger people know that listening to the music you love was once not as easy ...

Pirates of the airwaves want youth to tune in

The story of pirate radio has been told by Hollywood but a new event wants to let younger people know that listening to the music you love was once not as easy ...

Kurupt FM announce London Roundhouse takeover

pirate radio heroes Kurupt FM have announced details of a takeover. London Roundhouse They will bring The Lost Tapes Tour to the venue on Tuesday October 10. Th...

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is 71 Comments 14 Jul 21:50

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is. Open up! It's the FCC! The words ...

Heritage railway stations tuning into the 1960s

A HERITAGE railway will be hosting a special tribute to pirate radio during its festival celebrating the 1960s. An exhibition dedicated to the history of offsho...