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2/21/2018

Comcast has launched "Groundbreakers: Heroes Behind the Mask," a film that showcases the behind-the-scenes crews of "Black Panther," "Luke Cage" and other movies and programs. For Black History Month, Comcast is also highlighting programs such as "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" and "Malcom X: The Lost Tapes."

2/21/2018

Sky News would be guaranteed at least 10 years of funding under an updated takeover bid submitted by 21st Century Fox to UK regulators.

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Sky News, Fox
2/20/2018

Mistress has created a humorous spot to tout E! Network's show "The Royals," which stars Elizabeth Hurley in her role as Queen Helena. In the promo, Hurley's character dispels fake news about a visit from President Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace.

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The Drum (Scotland)
2/20/2018

Amazon will offer ad-supported streaming channels this year, says Amazon Channels head Rich Au. The service -- which has found success in Europe -- will be different from Amazon Channels and will provide an additional form of revenue for its partners.

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Digiday
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Amazon Channels, Amazon
2/20/2018

Fox News today is expected to announce details of Fox Nation, a subscription over-the-top service that should launch this year. The service is targeted at "superfans" and will feature a largely new lineup of anchors and commentators.

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CNBC
2/20/2018

Travel Channel has announced that it will begin producing "Mysterious Islands" in April and will debut the show this year. The series will follow Kellee Edwards as she explores islands around the world.

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Multichannel News
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Travel Channel
2/20/2018

NBA broadcasts draw an average of 1.4 million viewers -- up 17% from last year -- and are bringing in younger audiences, per Nielsen data. The weekend's NBA All-Star Game averaged 5.1 million household impressions for TBS and TNT, bringing in the game's biggest audiences since 2013.

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Adweek, Deadline Hollywood
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NBA, Nielsen, TBS, TNT
2/19/2018

Havas has rolled out its first campaign for CKE, just two weeks after being appointed as the company's agency, which touts Carl's Jr.'s Western Bacon Cheeseburger in a 30-second spot voiced by Matthew McConaughey. The "Call of Carl's" push also includes radio ads narrated by McConaughey and is a "transformational campaign," said CMO Jeff Jenkins.

2/19/2018

Syfy is teaming up with ReedPop to become the exclusive streaming provider for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, New York Comic-Con and Emerald City Comic-Con. The network will host a live stage at the events and will stream coverage through Syfy Wire and YouTube.

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Syfy, YouTube, Chicago, ReedPop
2/19/2018

Charter is focusing its mobile and wireless strategies on small-cell networks, says Craig Cowden, senior vice president of wireless technology at Charter. The company will begin with 4G small cells and transition to 5G to provide "a superior connectivity experience," Cowden says.

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Multichannel News
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Charter, 5G