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9/21/2018

Vonage is set to acquire NewVoiceMedia for $350 million in cash. The deal will be completed during the fourth quarter and will expand Vonage's presence as a provider of unified communications as a service and communications platform as a service.

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Channel Partners
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Vonage, NewVoiceMedia
9/21/2018

The Federal Communications Commission has lifted its Disaster Information Reporting System for all counties in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. However, DIRS still remains in effect for the areas in North Carolina hit hardest by Hurricane Florence.

9/21/2018

Ad revenues in the US will reach an all-time high of over $200 billion this year, Magna forecasts. Its report found that midterm political ad spend will boost local TV revenues by 9.1%, even though national ad spend is expected to decline 2%.

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Multichannel News
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Magna
9/21/2018

This year's NAB Show New York will feature 294 exhibitors -- including 67 first-timers -- and a heavy emphasis on Next Gen TV. NAB Executive Vice President Chris Brown reflects on the evolution of this event, which kicks off Oct. 17.

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TV Technology
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Chris Brown
9/21/2018

A key component of the Federal Communications Commission's incubator program that proposes giving participants a waiver for local radio ownership limits is causing friction among supporters. The National Association of Broadcasters maintains its support for the FCC's original plan for the program.

9/20/2018

YouTube has lowered the minimum subscriber count for Channel Memberships access from 100,000 to 50,000. Video creators with at least 50,000 subscribers can now offer memberships for $4.99 per month for access to exclusive content, badges and other extras.

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Marketing Land, Engadget
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YouTube
9/20/2018

An auction that will last just one day is set to begin this weekend to determine whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast will take over Sky. A maximum of three rounds will be held to determine which company has the highest cash offer.

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Sky, Comcast
9/20/2018

The IEEE has announced the approval of the 802.11aq amendment, which allows a person using a device to see available services before connecting to wireless local area networks through an exchange of information between wireless points and the device.

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FierceWireless
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IEEE
9/20/2018

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has voted to change the current key for the Domain Name System, creating a new cryptographic public and private key pair. The rollover will facilitate internet of things device deployment and improved cybersecurity, ICANN says.

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Network World
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ICANN, Internet Corporation
9/20/2018

Disney is touting passing the 1 million-subscriber mark for its ESPN+ subscription video service, which launched in April as a response to viewer loss due to cord cutting. The $4.99 monthly service features original content, Major League Baseball and global soccer matches, with National Hockey League games on the horizon.

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Variety