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2/26/2021

CTIA, the Wireless Association joined other broadband trade groups in urging President Joe Biden to push Congress to enact proposed legislation aimed at encouraging semiconductor companies to invest in research and manufacturing facilities in the US. In a letter to Biden, the groups said the bill would help "ensure a thriving pipeline for this critical input into the U.S. economy."

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2/26/2021

AT&T and private equity platform TPG Capital have agreed to a deal that will establish a new, standalone DirecTV company that will own and operate AT&T’s U.S. video business unit, which consists of DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse video services.

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TV Tech, CNBC, Variety
2/26/2021

The Product of the Year Awards are celebrating the best innovations of 2020 across 50 Media Entertainment categories. Nominations can still be submitted by the end of the day through the online nomination form.

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2/26/2021

Ikegami has announced the UHK-X700, a major addition to its UNICAM XE 4K system camera series that uses three newly developed 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with global shutters to eliminate rolling shutter distortion and flash-branding artifacts.

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TV Tech
2/26/2021

The Federal Communications Commission released further details on the bidding for the C-band auction, including records of which carriers bid for specific licenses. Verizon and AT&T dominated the bidding for the highly prized A Block licenses in large markets, with Verizon capturing about 60% of them, said Rick Engleman, an engineering consultant for the Wiley Rein law firm.

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2/26/2021

After extreme cold and winter weather hit Texas and surrounding states in recent weeks, the Broadcasters Foundation of America has provided emergency aid to impacted broadcasters.

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TV Tech, Radio World
2/26/2021

The FCC has clarified its position in regards to the ongoing dispute between Hulu and Sinclair Broadcast Group over carriage of certain regional sports networks — saying it is unable to weigh in on negotiations.

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TV Tech, Next TV
2/26/2021

Google’s latest advancement for the TV industry, Google TV, is allowing users to take things back to simpler times with a new “Basic TV” feature.

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TV Tech, 9to5Google
2/26/2021

LG Electronics’ Nandhu Nandhakumar takes the lead as president and board chair, succeeding Harmonic’s Thierry Fautier, who is completing his term.

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TV Tech, TVBEurope
2/25/2021

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that communities can't require "a la carte" cable service. Maine and several municipalities in the state had passed laws requiring providers to offer channel-by-channel subscriptions, but a district court concluded the rules unfairly singled out cable operators.

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