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RT nabs gold medal from New York Festivals' TV and film awards

RT, an international news network that broadcasts round-the-clock in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, has become a 2014 gold medalist at the New York Festivals Television and Film Awards, in the documentary category. The network also took two bronze medals.

Alibaba to take $1.05BN stake in Wasu Media

The value of shares in Chinese cable TV company Wasu Media Holding Company rose by 10% the day after it agreed to sell a 20% stake to Alibaba's founder Jack Ma, co-founder Simon Xie, and fellow billionaire Shi Yuzhu for ¥6.54 billion (US$1.05 billion).

MLB goes to bat for Cinegy's DANIEL codec

MLB Network, Major League Baseball's 24/7 cable TV network has selected Cinegy's Digital ANImation Encoder Library (DANIEL) codec.

Discovery launches 2014-2015 upfront slate

Discovery Communications has launched its 2014-2015 upfront slate, centred on live events, including, natural history programmes and new series such as Tree People, American Muscle and Siberian Cut.

Hemisphere Media completes $101MN Spanish-language network acquisition

Hemisphere Media Group has completed the previously announced purchase of three Spanish-language cable television networks from Media World for $101.9 million in cash.

SITI celebrates $40MN cash injection, 4MN digital customers

Indian multi-system operator (MSO) SITI Cable has received INR2,430 million (US$40.6 million) investment from its promoters, as the company flagged it now serves four million digital TV customers.

Tele Columbus expands HD line-up

German cable operator Tele Columbus has added new high definition (HD) channels for around 900,000 customers in the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

Unitymedia Kabel BW to provide free HD at Easter

Germany's second-largest cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will drop encryption of five HD channels from TV group ProSiebenSat.1 during Easter.

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