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9/20/2017

Altice's low-cost Economy Internet program has now been extended to hundreds of thousands of Suddenlink and Optimum customers across the US. The company is also working with libraries and community centers to provide free high-speed broadband service to the public.

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Altice, Optimum, Suddenlink
9/20/2017

Hulu's Emmys for "The Handmaid's Tale" have put the spotlight on the streaming service and how it's growing to become a true competitor of streaming platforms such as Netflix. On Tuesday, the company rolled out a redesigned Roku channel and opened subscriptions to its live TV streaming service on the streaming device.

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Hulu, Emmy Award, Netflix
9/20/2017

The power of radio continues to be seen throughout Florida and Texas after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In addition to providing continuous coverage and updates, radio stations have gone the extra mile by offering needed goods and collecting money and goods for victims.

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Billboard
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Irma, Harvey
9/20/2017

NBC has announced that its 43rd season of "Saturday Night Live" will air live across all US time zones. The Emmy Award-winning show began experimenting with live broadcasts in April and saw an 11% increase in viewership.

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CNN
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9/20/2017

President Donald Trump and his administration are less likely to be hostile toward vertical and horizontal growth across telecoms, despite what the president says, per Comcast's David Cohen. There's "pretty clearly going to be less hostility and a greater willingness to allow the market to work" from regulators, Cohen said.

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Recode
9/20/2017

Fox has partnered with Twitter to bring streaming content to the social media platform. "Ghosted" and "Mick" will be available for viewing on Twitter, while the platform will also be the home of a streaming "Empire" pre-show.

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Twitter, Fox, social media, Mick
9/20/2017

Fox News' Sean Hannity will once again face off against MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in the ratings race after the network announced that he will be returning to his 9 p.m. time slot. Hannity says he's up for the challenge and plans to take over the No. 1 ratings spot.

9/20/2017

Creditors for Australia's Network Ten voted to accept a bid from CBS during its second creditors meeting. By voting in favor of the CBS rescue deal, the struggling network rejected an offer from former Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and investor Bruce Gordon.

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CBS, Lachlan Murdoch
9/20/2017

The most recognized and most watched Emmy-nominated programming is on broadcast television, including ABC's "Modern Family," NBC's "This Is Us" and ABC's "Black-ish," a Katz Media Group survey has found. The results of the survey show that fewer broadcast shows are being nominated, while many viewers remain unaware of nominated shows that are available through streaming services, says Katz Executive Vice President Stacy Schulman.

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Variety
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9/20/2017

The merger details between Learfield and IMG are expected to be finalized soon, sources say. A merger between the two companies, which would require approval from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, would bring together the rights of over 130 colleges represented by Learfield and 90 represented by IMG, with a combined company value of more than $2 billion.