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5/18/2018

The Senate's recent attempt to block the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality regulations was "a largely symbolic measure that only prolongs this decade-long controversy and does not provide consumers any assurances," the NCTA said in a statement. The American Cable Association echoed NCTA's views, stating that open internet rules could be established but that the Senate's Joint Resolution 52 was not the solution.

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5/18/2018

Comcast has partnered with members of the Conference of Western Attorneys General to launch an online safety campaign through its low-income Internet Essentials program. The company is also working with nonprofits to promote online safety for seniors, parents and children.

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5/18/2018

A judge on Thursday denied CBS' request for a temporary restraining order against National Amusements and the Redstone family. Meanwhile, 11 of 14 CBS board members moved forward with a vote to strip National Amusements' and the Redstones' voting control over the media company, but the Redstones' recent change to CBS bylaws may prevent the vote from being approved.

5/18/2018

Personalized interfaces that improve the customer experience could be key to keeping pay-TV strong in the marketplace, particularly with younger demographics, said a panel at the Pay TV Show. The panel discussed the importance of creating a product that is cost-effective and gives the consumer a more intuitive experience.

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5/18/2018

Syncbank has announced the launch of its SBTV platform for content owners and broadcasters. The platform will allow local stations to build live over-the-top channels for their current markets and other markets throughout the US.

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5/18/2018

Fox News has promoted Suzanne Scott as its CEO. Scott has served as the network's president of programming since May 2017.

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5/17/2018

Lachlan Murdoch will be appointed as chairman and CEO of "New Fox" if the proposed 21st Century Fox-Disney deal closes. Fox Chief Financial Officer John Nallen will step into the role of chief operating officer, while Rupert Murdoch will be co-chairman.

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Deadline Hollywood
5/17/2018

Expensive sports programming has led to an "overstuffed bubble" and contributed to a decline in pay-TV subscribers, says Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav. "There could be a real renaissance for subscribers, which they deserve, where people in America have a chance to buy a bundle of entertainment for $15 ... and then you'd see significant growth," he says.

5/17/2018

TV Everywhere usage is up, as CTAM's TVE tracking survey recently found, and TV content creators are driving viewership through offering more types of programming via their apps than ever before. Technology improvements, such as single-sign on mechanisms are making it easier for subscribers to log in to multiple apps at once, motivating viewers to access content while they are on the go. Read more.

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5/17/2018

Hulu is gearing up for heavy mobile viewing this summer with updates aimed at improving its Hulu with Live TV on mobile devices. New features include HDMI and Chromecast support, as well as improved scrubbing to help users resume watching shows more easily.

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