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11/15/2018

Comcast is addressing holiday package theft by adding features to its Xfinity Home security cameras, such as motion filters and artificial intelligence with extra zoom capabilities. The company hopes the security additions will assist law enforcement with investigating holiday theft, which last year affected 1 in 4 people, a Wakefield Research report shows.

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11/15/2018

MTV is bringing back its "Spring Break" franchise, starting March 19 and broadcasting from Cancun, Mexico. The move is aligned with the network's efforts to increase its focus on vintage unscripted shows like "Total Request Live," "The Hills" and "Jersey Shore."

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11/15/2018

AT&T is beta testing its new self-install set-top box, which will eventually mean the phasing out of installation trucks and satellite service. The move will help the company lower overhead costs and spend less on bringing in subscribers.

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11/15/2018

Comcast is teaming up with Nielsen to enhance its viewing metrics, which will now include streaming data on desktop and mobile customers. Nielsen currently only measures Xfinity cable TV viewing among Comcast's offerings.

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11/15/2018

Altice USA's a4 ad firm is rolling out Athena, a platform that will integrate digital and TV data consumption information to determine ideal ad placement. "It can truly revolutionize the industry because it's the intersection of planning, activation and reporting, all in one interface," said a4 President Paul Haddad.

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11/14/2018

Coca-Cola revamped its social media channels on Tuesday, with a plan to emphasize optimism going forward. "World Kindness Day feels like such an appropriate day and moment to kick off messages of positivity, but also when you look at Coke and what Coke stands for, Coke really is a brand about optimism, uplift and wants to bring people together in moments of connection," said Coca-Cola's Sarah Traverso.

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Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., have joined a chorus of requests that the Federal Communications Commission be cautious in how it reallocates the C-Band spectrum for new users. NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, the American Cable Association, National Public Radio and the National Association of Broadcasters praised the bipartisan support in a joint statement that asserts, "[I]t is critically important that any changes to the C-Band spectrum fully protect incumbent users and consumers from harmful interference and service loss or interruptions."

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11/14/2018

USA Network has ordered a 10-episode reboot of dating show "Temptation Island," which first aired at the beginning of the millennium. The show will bring back Mark Walberg as host and will premiere Jan. 15.

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11/14/2018

Cost Plus World Market has released its marketing campaign for the holiday season with spots showing a little boy on his quest to find out what cookie is Santa's favorite. The company will also host a "Star Maker" contest, which will pick a winner from user-submitted, in-store videos featuring consumers singing "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town."

11/14/2018

More than 1 million veterans are now eligible for Comcast's Internet Essentials, a program offering internet to low-income families for $10 monthly. The program was started in 2011 to help low-income children connect and has extended its reach to include other groups, such as seniors with disabilities.

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