Broadband & TV
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10/23/2017

Hulu is launching a new ad campaign to bring in subscribers for its Hulu with Live TV service. The football-focused push, which will air across ABC, ESPN and other digital platforms, stars ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

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10/23/2017

Millennials are less concerned with cybersecurity than their older counterparts, with 82% reusing passwords across websites and just 43% concerned about sending sensitive data through social media platforms, a First Data study has found. Millennials can be safer online by creating more unique passwords and by limiting the amount of information they share on social media, says Akouto's Dominic Chorafakis.

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ConsumerAffairs
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social media
10/23/2017

Comedians are signing on to take the stage during HBO's upcoming autism benefit, "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs." The benefit special, scheduled to air Nov. 18, will be hosted by John Stewart and include appearances by stars such as Stephen Colbert, Adam Sandler, Louis C.K. and Olivia Munn.

10/23/2017

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders came to the defense of Chief of Staff John Kelly after he made erroneous claims about Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. "If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that is something highly inappropriate," Sanders said.

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CNN
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10/23/2017

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace says that he's open to hearing the opinions of those who appear on Fox News but that he draws the line when it comes to media bashing. Wallace says that it's "bad form" for colleagues to attack the media.

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The Detroit News
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10/23/2017

Converging cable and wireless networks could bring cost savings of up to 40% for cable operators, says Bell Labs' Martin Glapa. Resources could be reduced with the expansion of fiber and the use of a universal PHY system-on-a-chip to create an "edge cloud" that combines virtualized technologies, Glapa says.

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FierceCable
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Bell Labs, wireless networks
10/23/2017

The Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2017 has been introduced by Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., to expedite the deployment of next-gen broadband. The bill aims to avoid duplicate reviews, including by the Federal Communications Commission, in areas where infrastructure has already had historical or environmental reviews; avoiding such reviews would speed up right-of-way grants.

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Broadcasting & Cable
10/23/2017

Comcast's Video IP Engineering & Research unit is aiming to improve search platforms to make it easier for consumers to find linear TV content. The unit is focused on finding ways to use deep metadata to perform real-time searches of the individual components of live TV shows to help consumers find the most relevant content.

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Multichannel News
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Comcast, VIPER
10/23/2017

The Cable-Tec Expo spotlighted energy trends as cable operators continue to seek sustainable, energy-efficient ways to implement savings. Ways to improve cool airflow and better regulate temperature of less sensitive equipment were discussed, with Liberty Global's Sam Khola explaining, "For every single Celsius degree (raised), we could see a 6% savings in electricity."

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Multichannel News
10/23/2017

NFL ratings are down 7% overall from last year, opening up opportunities for baseball. Although the NFL is down less this year than it was last year, Jason Gay writes that now could be the "moment for baseball to capitalize on football's wobbles, and get some cultural momentum."

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