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3/2/2021

Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney, told an investor conference that movies may keep coming to home video more quickly than in pre-pandemic days. Chapek said that consumers are "probably more impatient than they've ever been," but that theater releases will still be important.

3/2/2021

Altice USA has announced plans to acquire Morris Broadband, a triple-play service provider with about 36,5000 subscribers across western North Carolina. Dexter Goei, CEO of Altice, told CNBC that the company could one day exit the cable television business to focus on broadband.

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3/2/2021

The goal of the Broadcast Ambassador Program is so that employees at NAB member stations can take full advantage of the benefits of their membership with improved communication.

3/2/2021

OTT revenue in North America is showing no signs of slowing, as by 2026 it will generate a projected revenue of $94 billion, nearly double the amount of revenue for 2020 ($49 billion).

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3/2/2021

Orby TV, a satellite TV startup that was founded by former Starz CFO Michael Thorton and Tres Izzard, a former Disney executive, has shut down its operations, according to a message on the company’s website.

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3/2/2021

With the support for Dolby Vision, MediaKind users can encode solutions to deliver content in Dolby Vision across a range of consumer devices and form factors.

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3/2/2021

When opting to replace its old automation and playout system, Michigan’s Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) chose the Cablecast Community Media platform from Tightrope Media Systems.

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3/2/2021

It turns out the $15.5 million loan MobiTV is receiving to see it through while it seeks to restructure for sale in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection comes from its biggest customer, T-Mobile.

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3/2/2021

Disney CEO Bob Chapek told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference yesterday that consumers are "probably more impatient than they've ever been before" and that there's probably no going back to pre-pandemic theatrical release windows. He also admitted that even he was surprised by the uptake of the company's Disney Plus streaming service.

3/2/2021

Startup Orby TV, which was launched by former Starz CFO Michael Thornton and ex Disney executive Tres Izzard in September 2019 to ostensibly tap into a sizable craving for reliable linear pay TV service in hard-to-reach regions of the U.S., is calling it quits.

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