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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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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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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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2/19/2018

A federal judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether to grant a request by the Justice Department to block AT&T from using political arguments in defense of its proposed merger with Time Warner. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has hinted that President Donald Trump's relationship with CNN fueled the antitrust lawsuit.

2/19/2018

The American Cable Association has filed a document with the Federal Communications Commission seeking the elimination of Form 325 requirements. The form is time-consuming, and most of the information is duplicative or irrelevant, the ACA wrote in the document.

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2/19/2018

Students from the Florida high school that suffered a shooting tragedy will appear on CNN this week as part of a town hall event. At least two state lawmakers have indicated that they will attend the town hall.

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2/19/2018

Reebok has released a video ad to promote its Fast Flexweave sneakers, featuring training specialist Luis Badillo Jr. The 60-second spot shows Badillo sprinting through locations and avoiding obstacles in a high-intensity video.

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2/16/2018

A new report from MarinSoftware highlights this year's top 10 digital trends, including Cisco's estimation that 80% of web traffic will be video by 2019 and the report's author, Brian Finnerty, recommending that marketers make the most of this popularity by focusing on YouTube and Facebook. The report also states that Messenger ads are one of the most exciting new opportunities for marketers, along with voice and visual search.

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Facebook, YouTube, Cisco