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NBCU Declines to Air Sling TV Ads on Four O&O Stations

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is declining to air a series of advertisements from Dish Networks’ Sling TV over-the-top service, a practice the satellite company claims is proof that the service is touching a nerve with operators. ...

Viacom Buys 50% Stake in Indian Net

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired a 50% stake in Prism TV Private Limited, owner and operator of several popular regional entertainment channels in India, for about $153 million. ...

Liberty Global Raises Stake in ITV

Liberty Global has purchased 138.7 million shares in ITV plc, increasing its stake in Britain’s largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster to 9.9% of its outstanding shares, but assured regulators that it has no plans to take over the company. ...

O’Connell Promoted to Executive VP at Bravo Media

Bravo Media said it has promoted David O’Connell to executive VP, production management and operations, Lifestyle Networks. ...

Marcus: OTT Resistance Is ‘Foolish’

Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Rob Marcus told analysts Thursday that the cable industry should embrace over-the-top video, but added that at this stage of the game, the full cable bundle still appears to present the best value. ...

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