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1/22/2019

Showtime is tapping into its retro roots by repurposing its logo from the 1980s for its comedy "Black Monday." The series provides a humorous spin on the events that led to the 1987 market crash.

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1/22/2019

TVEyes has settled its case with Fox News and will cease use of the network's copyrighted content, ending the five-year battle between the two. The move comes after the Supreme Court passed on reviewing a lower court's decision that TVEyes' service, used mostly by media and politicians to monitor current issues, did not fall under fair use.

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1/22/2019

Michael Cohen allegedly threatened to sue CNBC when Donald Trump didn't appear on the network's list of significant business leaders. The list was compiled by a panel of experts after an online poll chose 25 finalists, and Cohen alleged that the network ignored "the will of the people"; the suit never moved forward.

1/22/2019

A+E reality series "Intervention" will enter syndication during the 2019-2020 season. The Emmy-winning show gives viewers an inside look at the tolls of drug addiction.

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Deadline Hollywood
1/21/2019

Karen Weise explores how Amazon's plethora of customer data is fueling its ad business, which is valued by Morgan Stanley at around $125 billion. Amazon's self-serve ad platform offers hundreds of automated audience segments for targeting, she writes, based on purchases, media watched or demographics of individual households; additionally, the platform can track how ads lead to conversions.

1/21/2019

Data broker Acxiom has issued a statement that backs Apple CEO Tim Cook's call for US national privacy legislation. "What everyone must understand is that the cost of compliance for all businesses in the US will be punitive and detrimental to our economy if everyone must adhere to multiple and independent state laws versus a singular, united set of policies across the US," the statement says.

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1/21/2019

UFC Fight Night's Saturday debut on Disney's ESPN+ got 568,000 people to subscribe to the network, a record number for the streaming service, which launched in April. The Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw match got the highest ratings of any UFC Fight Night preliminary round since 2013.

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1/21/2019

Investment bank UBS expects 50 million subscribers in the first five years of Disney's streaming service, Disney+, and also expects that the company can drive revenue by investing more in Hulu. The latter could be tricky, as Disney revealed in a Friday SEC filing that it topped $1 billion in losses related to investments in the streaming industry last fiscal year -- including a Hulu-centered equity loss of $580 million.

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1/21/2019

Showtime has acquired the rights to broadcast "Of Mics and Men," the series documentary that explores the history of hip-hop pioneers Wu-Tang Clan, who are celebrating 25 years since the release of their first album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)." Two episodes of the four-part series, directed by Sacha Jenkins, will run this month at the Sundance Film Festival, and the entire show will air this spring on Showtime.

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Deadline Hollywood
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1/21/2019

PepsiCo has a new spot for its Mtn Dew line, which marks the first time an ad shows the entire product range in one commercial. The "Let's Do" spot features such celebrities as UFC fighter Holly Holm, artist Ushio Shinohara and music trio Migos.

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