News of Note—Sinclair, HBO, YouTube and Pandora

News of note
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> Sinclair-owned Tennis Channel has picked Verizon Digital Media Services to help with video delivery on its authenticated app. FierceVideo article 

> Music streaming giant Pandora announced Wednesday that it has inked a deal to acquire AdsWizz, a digital audio ad tech firm, for $145 million in cash and stock. Multichannel News article

> YouTube Red is following in the steps of SVOD rivals Amazon and Netflix by planning a theatrical release for its upcoming film “Vulture Club.” FierceVideo article

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> Citing a market with pricing and promotional “discipline,” the Wall Street analysts at Deutsche Bank Markets Research said they expect that the nation’s four biggest wireless network operators will, in aggregate, return to year-over-year service revenue growth in the first quarter of this year. FierceWireless article

> HBO has a plan to save its decades of sports content from deteriorating videotapes by tapping Wazee Digital to help digitize and archive the old films. FierceVideo article

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