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3/23/2017

Scripps Networks' upfront presentations were focused on same-day viewing of its original series, including "Iron Chef." The company also discussed planned spinoffs for popular shows such as "Flip or Flop" and "Fixer Upper."

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3/23/2017

Mobile media use growth has slowed and matured, a comScore report states. The report also found that live TV viewership -- fueled by sports -- remains steady, accounting for 84% of overall viewing.

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3/23/2017

A major focal point of the 2017 NAB Show will be how to stay competitive in today's marketplace. This year's theme, "The M.E.T. Effect," stresses the importance of convergence among media, entertainment and technology.

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TV Technology
3/23/2017

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling for the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission to update a map that details broadband access across the US. A Commerce agency released a map in 2011, but a lack of funds has frustrated efforts to update it.

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3/23/2017

Investors including actor Robert Downey Jr. and CBS CEO Leslie Moonves have contributed $6 million to back Pocketwatch. The startup was founded by former Disney Online Originals General Manager Chris Williams and will produce animated and live-action content aimed at children ages 2 to 11.

3/23/2017

TV consumption in US households has remained steady or has grown over the past two years, a Morning Consult study has found. The study found that 19% of respondents are watching more traditional TV, while 29% of 18- to 29-year-olds are relying exclusively on streaming services.

3/23/2017

Cox Communications Executive Director Jeff Finkelstein recently emphasized the importance of thinking through "regrettable" and "non-regrettable" investments when implementing fiber connections and building "the network of the future." Finkelstein highlighted the importance of realistic expectations for the future and having a strategy in place, while warning against delaying deployment of DOCSIS 3.1.

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Light Reading
3/23/2017

Nielsen and Fox Television Stations have signed a renewal deal for audience measurement for 28 stations. The deal includes measuring through Nielsen's Portable People Meter technology and out-of-home measurement.

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3/23/2017

Raycom on Wednesday issued a statement directed at AT&T in the ongoing U-verse disruption, which started March 15. In the statement, the company alleges that AT&T is using the 23-market disruption to shift U-verse customers to AT&T's DIRECTV.

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3/23/2017

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is pushing forward to secure her role in appointing the Register of Copyrights despite a bipartisan legislative effort to change the law to require a presidential appointment backed by Senate confirmation. "I feel it is my obligation to ensure an efficient and effective Copyright Office to serve Congress and the wide variety of stakeholders," Hayden says.

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