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Supreme Court rules against Aereo

Supreme Court rules against Aereo

It’s over for Aereo. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that the start-up streaming service violates TV networks’ copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and retransmitting them to subscribers for an $8 to $12 monthly fee. Aereo had argued that it was an “equipment provider” that allowed individual subscribers […]

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Entravision acquires Pulpo Media

Entravision acquires Pulpo Media

Entravision Communications Corporation has acquired Pulpo Media, Inc , a provider of digital advertising services and solutions focused on Hispanics in the U.S. and Latin America. The deal will be funded from Entravision’s cash on hand and includes an initial payment of approximately $15 million and up to $3 million in contingent earn out payments […]

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Fusion partners with Local Measure for World Cup

Fusion partners with Local Measure for World Cup

Fusion announced it has signed an exclusive partnership with location-based social media management company Local Measure. The network aims to create a fully immersive second-screen experience of its audience during the 2014 World Cup, providing social content directly from the stands of the stadiums across Brazil in real-time on Soccer.Fusion.net.  Fusion’s reporters and producers will have […]

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Univision will launch mobile phone service

Univision will launch mobile phone service

Univision has partnered with T-Mobile to create Univision Mobile, a wireless service that aims to target the Hispanic market with low-cost plans and Univision content. The service will be available nationwide starting May 19. Univision announced the launch of the service today. Financial terms of the Univision Mobile deal were not disclosed. But the agreement […]

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Univision preps for World Cup with new Deportes app

Univision preps for World Cup with new Deportes app

With the countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ underway, Univision Deportes today announced the release of its new app, although it was updated and quietly launched a few weeks ago. Designed and powered by NeuLion, the new app offers fans access to high-quality live streaming coverage of all the games with in-match, real time highlights and stats, video highlights, […]

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Fusion names “pot reporter,” to start series on marihuana

Fusion names “pot reporter,” to start series on marihuana

Fusion has named author and journalist Ryan Nerz as the first ever network Chief Cannabis Correspondent. He’ll contribute regularly to Fusion’s digital and TV platforms and will host a limited series of half-hour specials called “The Cannabusiness Report.” Over the past several months, Ryan has been doing “Cannabusiness Report” segments on Fusion’s morning show, which now airs in primetime […]

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Hispanic Journalists survey released at Hispanicize

Hispanic Journalists survey released at Hispanicize

The results of a national online survey of Latino journalists first announced in January and conducted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), California State University Fullerton (CSUF), and Florida International University (FIU) was released on Tuesday during the Hispanicize conference. Some of the key findings gleaned from the 294 Latino journalists living in the […]

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Hispanicize 2014 kicks off

Hispanicize 2014 kicks off

The Hispanicize 2014 conference gets its start today. The event which started first as a marketing/PR conference and now includes journalism, music, film and social media tracks will, for the first time since the conference’s inception, be streamed live. Live streaming begins as of 9 am ET on Tuesday and will conclude on Friday, April 4th. […]

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Hispanicize 2014 unveils Hispanic Journalist Showcase

Hispanicize 2014 unveils Hispanic Journalist Showcase

Details of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase of Hispanicize 2014 have just been released, and this year’s focus is on media entrepreneurship and social media for journalists. According to event founder Manny Ruiz, the volatility of the media industry, which still faces layoffs and cutbacks, prompted him to launch the Media Entrepreneurship for Hispanic Journalists Boot Camp. […]

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Federal Appeals Court overturns FCC’s Net Neutrality rules

Federal Appeals Court overturns FCC’s Net Neutrality rules

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. District on Tuesday struck down the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules, determining the commission overstepped its legal authority. This means broadband providers don’t have to abide by the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet Order, which dictated they couldn’t block, degrade or slow down traffic based on the source. In the 81-page ruling, the […]

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