Viacom is celebrating MTV's 35th anniversary Aug. 1 by rebranding its VH1 Classic network to MTV Classic. The new network will features hits from the 1990s and 2000s, as well as favorite shows, including "MTV Unplugged," "Total Request Live" and "Daria."
CBS All Access and the Showtime OTT app combined have surpassed 2 million subscribers, CBS CEO Les Moonves said. Moonves also noted the double-digit price increases in upfront sales and CBS' 2% revenue increase, up to $3.29 billion from last year's $3.22 billion.
Hillary Clinton's campaign is urging TV stations to quit airing an anti-Clinton ad sponsored by pro-Donald Trump super-PAC Rebuilding America Now. The ad focuses on claims that an outsourcing meeting in India was followed by a donation to Clinton from Indian politician Amar Singh.
PBS CEO Paula Kerger during the Television Critics Association summer press tour said that regarding the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum auction, she remains concerned about people's over-the-air access. Kerger also spoke out about the recent Sesame Street cast changes, saying show decisions are made by Sesame Workshop and not PBS.
The National Association of Broadcasters and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association have both voiced their opposition to a Federal Communications Commission proposal to expand video described programming. The NAB filed comments stating that the rule changes were out of the FCC's statutory authority and would impose undue burdens, echoing the concerns voiced by the NCTA.
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to move forward with 5G technology shows how regulations can shape the future of technology, while a second decision to delay retiring analog technology reflects how they can hinder growth, writes Larry Downes. The new internet will foster innovation in areas such as the internet of things and self-driving cars, but Downes writes that the FCC must quit delaying on retiring analog so that US technology can continue to move forward.
Turner Sports' ELeague is off to a promising start, bringing in 18.7 million views on digital platform Twitch and 271,000 views on TBS. Approximately 13.3 million hours were consumed across TBS and Twitch during the eSports league's inaugural season.
Windstream Communications will make a push in Lincoln, Neb., to use high-speed G.fast to connect multiple-dwelling units. "In a growing community like Lincoln with a large number of college students and young professionals, MDUs are both an opportunity and a challenge for service providers," Windstream's Art Nichols said.
Some beachgoers want to work while sunning themselves, so a number of beach clubs are installing Wi-Fi networks for members. Other clubs, however, say routers and phone lines aren't conducive to a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
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