Broadband & TV
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2/24/2017

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to roll back reporting requirements that fall under net neutrality rules for businesses with 250,000 or fewer subscribers. These broadband providers will get a five-year waiver on enhanced reporting for transparency as part of Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to reverse parts of net neutrality.

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The Hill
2/24/2017

USA Networks has tapped Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson and Bokeem Woodbine for its "Unsolved" pilot. The actors will play detectives in the scripted series, which is based on the separate unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

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Variety
2/24/2017

IHeartMedia saw fourth-quarter profits of $106.04 million and $1.72 billion in revenue, and yearly revenue rose 0.5% to hit $6.27 billion, the company has announced.

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iHeartMedia
2/24/2017

NBC's Matt Lauer is one of the highest-paid men on daytime TV and has become the face of morning news. Now the network is focusing on repeating that success with Megyn Kelly, positioning her to be "too big to fail," writes Sarah Ellison.

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Vanity Fair online
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2/24/2017

AMC Networks posted a 3% gain in domestic advertising and a 16% increase in distribution revenues in the fourth quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates. Total revenue also exceeded estimates, growing 7.5% to $729.6 million.

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2/24/2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly circulating a proposal to adjust a buildout condition that was part of the deal between Charter and Time Warner Cable. The requirement to build out to 2 million homes will reportedly remain unchanged, but the proposal will no longer require overbuilding.

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Multichannel News
2/24/2017

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to approve voluntary ATSC 3.0 rollouts. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is just the first step toward driving ATSC 3.0, with comments on the NPRM and a final vote expected in the coming months.

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Broadcasting & Cable
2/24/2017

Verizon has introduced Exponent, a business that will offer carrier services in the areas of artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and storage, the internet of things, internet services delivery and media. Analysts said the move would especially appeal to small overseas carriers looking to grow into new areas.

2/24/2017

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory will soon provide standards conformance and testing services for 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T Ethernet systems. "Looking at 2017, we have raised our forecast as we predict NBASE-T port shipments will proliferate, eclipsing 5 M ports, as merchant silicon-based switches come to market," said Tam Dell'Oro, president of Dell'Oro Group.

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Network World
2/24/2017

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the voluntary deployment of Next Gen TV, and groups including the National Association of Broadcasters are applauding the efforts. "With support from television manufacturers, public TV stations and the public safety community, NAB looks forward to Next Gen TV's giant leap into broadcasting's bright future," the NAB's Dennis Wharton said.