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2/16/2018

Over-the-top services for CBS and Showtime are exceeding expectations, with around 5 million combined subscribers, says CBS CEO Les Moonves. The services are well on track to surpass 8 million subscribers by 2020, Moonves says.

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2/16/2018

Animated series "Final Space" debuted on Reddit's front page Thursday night, the first time a TV show has debuted on the website. The series will premiere on linear TV on Feb. 26.

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2/16/2018

Arris saw a 23.4% drop in video device sales in the fourth quarter, but its network and cloud business drove revenue to within 1% of the company's bottom line. "We expect sales in the CPE segment to continue to shift towards the higher mix of broadband and less video," Arris CEO Bruce McClelland said.

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2/15/2018

The use of Comcast's voice controls during the Winter Olympics has more than doubled, with nearly 50% of traffic to the Olympics homepage on the platform being driven through voice commands. Less than one-quarter of visits to the Olympics page during the Rio Olympics were accessed through voice controls.

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2/15/2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai expressed support Wednesday for an application from Elon Musk's SpaceX to create a satellite broadband network. A satellite network could provide broadband service to rural and underserved areas, Pai said.

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2/15/2018

AT&T has added the Department of Justice's antitrust head, Makan Delrahim, to its witness list for its upcoming trial involving the proposed acquisition of Time Warner. The company hopes to show that political tampering caused the government to sue to block the acquisition, a source says.

2/15/2018

Net neutrality isn't the only thing holding back broadband investment and deployment, says American Cable Association President Matt Polka. Outdated laws and regulatory processes, including permitting and application processes, also affect small operators, Polka says.

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2/15/2018

Turner networks, including TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and Cartoon Network, are now on YouTube TV. The live TV service is available in more than 85% of the US market.

2/15/2018

The Olympic Games on Tuesday drew 22.6 million viewers across all platforms, per Nielsen's Total Audience Delivery data. Viewership peaked at 28.2 million that night, with streaming views up significantly compared with 2014.

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2/14/2018

Comcast Ventures has formed a five-member team, dubbed "The Blockchain Crew," to lead strategy on blockchain investment opportunities. One of the team's primary objectives is to look into blockchain's potential applications in product development at Comcast.

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