Opening arguments in the Justice Department's antitrust case to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner have been delayed until Thursday due to weather. AT&T's attorney has continued to dispute claims that the acquisition is a threat to competition in the pay-TV landscape, arguing that the combined market cap of FANG -- Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google -- is $3 trillion, compared with AT&T's $300 billion if combined with Time Warner. US District Judge Richard Leon has not indicated whether he will consider information about tech companies when defining the competitive landscape.
Roku is launching its free, ad-supported Roku Channel across several platforms, beginning with Samsung smart TVs. The app will be added to other brands of connected TVs, plus iOS and Android devices, in the coming months.
Judd Apatow is paying tribute to longtime friend and mentor Garry Shandling with a two-part, 4.5-hour documentary on HBO. "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling," which will look at the life and beliefs of Shandling -- who passed away nearly two years ago -- will air Monday and Tuesday.
Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein discuss Facebook's recent woes -- namely, the data breach of 50 million users' information by Cambridge Analytica -- and what the political implications could be for the company. "If Facebook doesn't find a satisfactory solution, it faces the unsavory prospect of heavy regulation," they write.
Google on Tuesday announced the launch of Google News Initiative, a program it says is designed to "strengthen quality journalism." The company is investing $300 million over the next three years on projects such as MediaWise to create a digital media curriculum and Disinfo Lab to fight back against mis- and disinformation.
The 2018 NAB Show will feature sessions that focus on big data and measurement in the radio industry. Beasley Media Group's Buzz Knight is to moderate the "What's the Big Data Deal for Radio" panel, which will explore big data opportunities in radio.
USA Network's drama "The Sinner" has been renewed for a second summer season. Bill Pullman returns in his role as Detective Harry Ambrose, who will investigate the murder of two parents by their 11-year-old son.
Turner International has debuted T1, its global digital advertising unit, which will combine all digital ad capabilities into one hub to service advertisers outside the US. T1 will provide brands with more monetization options surrounding digital properties and other data-driven advertising features.
The number of digital pay-TV subscribers in Eastern Europe is expected to rise 27% to 78.08 million by 2023, per Digital TV Research. Revenue is predicted to climb $769 million to $6.25 billion during that period.
Comcast on Tuesday announced that five new clients have signed on for its machineQ internet of things network service. New clients include CareBand, Pansofik and Adveez.
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