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Is Raycom's tentative deal with DIRECTV in jeopardy?


  • Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (tiered subscription model)

Raycom and DIRECTV ended a short programming blackout by reaching a retransmission-consent deal "in principle" earlier this month, but that agreement has yet to be finalized. "We don't have a timetabl… Read More

Survey: Spoilers accepted as part of the OTT experience


  • Hollywood Reporter (free content), The

A Netflix Canada-sponsored poll found 72% of viewers see spoilers as a part of the modern television experience, especially as more people turn to binge viewing to watch television episodes in rapid s… Read More

Sources: TSMC, UMC push up production in China


  • DigiTimes

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and United Microelectronics are both increasing their wafer output in their Chinese plants to meet chip demand, sources say. TSMC's 8-inch wafer fabrication facility… Read More

Source: Yahoo purchases cloud-based startup in India


  • ZDNet
  • GigaOm
  • Economic Times (India), The

Yahoo reportedly has purchased India-based startup Bookpad, a cloud-based collaborative document-hosting and editing service. The Docspad platform will help Yahoo compete with Google Docs by allowing … Read More

Sigma looks to the high end in cameras


  • CNET

Sigma has been targeting high-end camera equipment since Kazuto Yamaki became CEO of the company in early 2012. "Our mission is to supply good-quality lenses for serious photographers," he said recent… Read More