Broadband & TV
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1/22/2019

Agencies including MullenLowe's Mediahub, Dentsu Aegis Network, RPA and Horizon Media have impression guarantees with Hulu and Roku that include connected TV co-viewing metrics in the latest upfront deals, writes Tim Peterson. He explores how counting co-viewing metrics is affecting the connected TV industry, such as by increasing supply, lowering ad prices and raising concerns about how co-views are measured.

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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

Fox News is apologizing for a graphic that ran during "Fox & Friends" suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. Co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy issued the on-air apology and said the blunder was a technical error.

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1/22/2019

Sunday's NFL AFC Championship Game was the most-watched conference title game since 2014, with an average of 53.9 million people tuning in. NFL ad revenues are still lagging, though, as iSpot tv reports a 10% to 15% dip from last year's returns.

1/22/2019

Former NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt will be honored with the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award next week at the National Association of Television Program Executives Conference. Greenblatt sat for a candid Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter and addressed his reasons for leaving the network -- he likes to tackle different situations every eight years -- and his upcoming live staging of "Hair."

1/22/2019

The Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels will perform in "Super Saturday Night," DIRECTV's annual pre-game concert. Subscribers can watch it for free, though tickets to the live event have all been sold.

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The A.V. Club
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
1/22/2019

Windstream Wholesale will use Telefonica's Telxius to link its network to a pair of Virginia Beach, Va., landing stations, a move that will strengthen connectivity with points across Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the US.

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Telecompetitor