Entrepreneur and Entertainment Studios head Byron Allen has purchased Weather Group in a $300 million deal. Allen's Allen Media will now own properties such as The Weather Channel and streaming service Local Now.
The Internet Association has petitioned the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow it to intervene on behalf of those challenging the rollback of net neutrality regulations. "To attract investment and growth, online content providers (such as many of the Internet Association's members) need assurance of a baseline level of nondiscriminatory treatment by all internet service providers," wrote the association, whose members include tech companies Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.
Some Facebook employees aren't happy with CEO Mark Zuckerberg's and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's six-day silence after revelations of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, sources say. While some still see Zuckerberg as inspirational, an anonymous source says that others feel the tech giant's time as a golden child is over.
Comcast Xfinity subscribers who subscribe to AMC Premiere will be able to access all 10 episodes of "The Terror" beginning Monday night. Viewers who don't subscribe to the $4.99-per-month add-on service can tune in to the premiere episode on the same night through AMC's linear TV channel.
USA Network this week announced its upcoming spring/summer lineup. Unscripted originals, including "Chrisley Knows Best" and "The Cromarties," will return to the network in May, while scripted series "Shooter" and "Queen of the South" will return in June.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill before President Donald Trump earmarks $7.5 million to update
National Broadband Map data, a fraction of the amount allocated to the initial effort in 2009. A Senate committee recently heard testimony about the need to correct the current map.
AT&T and the Open Networking Foundation will work together on integrating the foundation's multigigabit passive optical network initiatives with the ONAP project. They will also collaborate on the integration of the open-source Virtual Optical Line Termination Hardware Abstraction software stack with ONAP.
The federal trial to determine the fate of AT&T's merger with Time Warner opened Thursday with attorneys for both sides addressing the issue of whether the deal passes antitrust muster. Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for AT&T-Time Warner, said the government's stance on the planned deal was "fundamentally stuck in the past" and did not take into account the competitive pressure posed by Facebook and Google.
Tennis Channel has tapped Verizon Digital Media Services to power its live and on-demand streaming efforts via the network's app. The app will offer subscribers more than 700 live matches this year, including the French Open in May.
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