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11/12/2018

Nintendo Wii users will no longer be able to watch streaming video through the console after Jan. 31, 2019, Netflix has told customers. Hulu and YouTube are offered through Nintendo's newest console, the Switch, and other streaming services may follow.

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11/12/2018

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose hit HGTV show "Fixer Upper" ended in April, are in talks with Discovery to rebrand one of its cable channels and take the creative reins. The couple say the channel would feature family-friendly lifestyle content through their Magnolia production company, much of it filmed in their hometown of Waco, Texas.

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11/12/2018

NBCUniversal planned several innovative strategies to help sponsors connect with viewers of the 2018 People's Choice Awards, which aired this weekend on E!, including "picture-in-picture" ads that didn't interrupt the program. "This is about making commercials smarter to keep our audiences engaged, ultimately aiding our advertisers' messaging," wrote Laura Molen, the company's president of advertising sales and partnerships.

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11/12/2018

President Donald Trump hinted Friday that the White House might revoke the security badges of more reporters in addition to that of CNN's Jim Acosta. Trump would not say whether or when Acosta's access might be restored.

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Politico
11/12/2018

"Saturday Night Live" actor Pete Davidson issued a self-deprecating apology to veteran and Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw for making jokes about him that mocked his war injuries. Crenshaw appeared on the "Weekend Update" segment to accept Davidson's apology and urged the country to come together for Veterans Day.

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Saturday Night Live
11/12/2018

Xfinity subscribers can now subscribe to the Brown Sugar over-the-top streaming service on Comcast's X1 platform for $3.99 monthly. The offering, from Bounce, features boxing, original programming and movies aimed at African-American audiences.

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Multichannel News
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11/12/2018

Over-the-top network Cheddar is premiering "Cheddar Sports," an hourlong show devoted to esports that will air three times a week and may expand to a daily schedule. Logitech is the show's sole sponsor, allowing Cheddar to present content without commercial breaks while featuring Logitech's esports-driven products in the program.

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11/12/2018

The 5G First Responder Lab, a joint creation of Verizon and Responder Corp., will let 15 companies use the lab's resources for three months, five groups at a time.
"Our 5G First Responder Lab will give technology innovators the opportunity to develop applications and use cases that leverage the unique capabilities of 5G and to bring those solutions to market more quickly," said Toby Redshaw, senior vice president of strategy, innovation and product development at Verizon.

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Telecompetitor
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11/12/2018

Apple will soon offer more products on Amazon, among them the iPhone XR and XS, iPad Pro and Apple Watch Series 4. The partnership between the two companies will add new Apple product availability for consumers in the US, UK, India, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Spain.

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CNET
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Apple, Amazon
11/12/2018

The price tag on Samsung's foldable smartphone could be as much as $1,770, says a South Korean report. Samsung will initially make more than 1 million phones, which will be available before next June, DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile division head, announced.

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