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1/17/2018

GS&P has developed an online "invite generator" for Super Bowl fans hosting parties during the event, which creates personalized invites filled with customized ad cliches like babies, celebrities and puppies. "People love watching the ads, so this year we wanted to give people the opportunity to create personalized ads for their Super Bowl parties," said Frito-Lay North America's Pat O'Toole.

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1/17/2018

Attorneys general from more than 20 states, including California, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, on Tuesday filed a combined petition to block the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality regulations. Groups such as Mozilla and Free Press filed similar petitions in an effort to prevent the FCC from moving forward with the planned changes to net neutrality rules.

1/17/2018

Gatorade has created a live video series for Twitter titled "#TheDebut"; it will center on high school basketball games and potential star players, and it will be hosted by YouTube influencer Rachel Demita and former NBA stars Baron Davis and Nate Robinson. The series will be promoted with Twitter ads targeted at basketball fans.

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Digiday
1/17/2018

Amazon has added an "On Now" feature to its Fire TV platform; the feature makes it easier for viewers to find live content using their remotes or voice controls. The company has also debuted a new Channel Guide, which lets browsers view two weeks' worth of a channel's lineup.

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1/17/2018

History is gearing up to launch "History of Football," two weeks of soccer-related programming that will air in the run-up to the World Cup. Three original series will be included in the network's lineup.

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Variety
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World Cup, football
1/17/2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed spending an additional $500 million-plus to expand broadband deployment in rural areas, and House Republicans are offering three bills toward the same goal. The FCC order is broken up into $180 million this year via traditional means and $360 million over 10 years for carriers under A-CAM, the Alternative Connect America Cost Model.

1/17/2018

PBS President Paula Kerger during the Television Critics Association press tour announced that the network will air "#MeToo, Now What?" -- a five-part series that will look at the sharp rise in reports of sexual misconduct -- next month. Kerger also explained the network's internal policies and decision to drop shows from Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley after allegations of misconduct.

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USA Today
1/17/2018

President Donald Trump told CNN's Jim Acosta to leave the Oval Office when Acosta continued to ask questions after the press was asked to leave after Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote an op-ed calling for the president to "stop attacking the press."

1/17/2018

Digital media company Raze, at just 1 year old, has reached production and development deals with key industry players Hulu, Netflix and TNT. The Latino company will release three original series -- "Black Veil," "Mi Hermanastro" and "Catrina, la Santa Muerte" -- under the deals.

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Deadline Hollywood
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1/17/2018

Comcast has integrated Jackbox Games' multiplayer games with its X1 platform. The company is selling two packages of games, which users can stream through their TVs and connect to play using their tablets, smartphones and laptops.

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Multichannel News
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