Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to live-stream a game every week in the upcoming season, sources say. The move is part of Facebook's push to acquire sports rights in an effort to appeal to a broader audience through video.
Comcast Business has deployed its high-speed Ethernet service at Texas Southern University. The university's speeds will be upgraded from the 1 Gbps previously provided by another company to speeds that can reach up to 10 Gbps.
The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing has completed its integration with the Association of Cable Communicators after announcing the move to combine last October. The association has named Anne Cowan as chief communications officer for the combined organization and plans to announce new board members next month.
Scripps Networks has announced that it will be investing between $30 million and $40 million in data and digital content. The focus will be on mobile and short-form content across digital platforms, while investments will also be made in data collection and analytics, Chief Financial Officer Lori Hickok said.
Globo.com has integrated Elemental Technologies' systems to roll out 4K video-on-demand. The company added Elemental Server transcoders to enable HEVC encoding for 4K video transmission across Brazil.
21st Century Fox's acquisition of TrueX shows how the industry is looking to change the landscape of linear TV advertising by providing a more personalized and interactive experience. "We are trying to figure out how to create new models that transfer attention more efficiently," says TrueX co-founder David Levy.
Congress' input will be important in considering the future of net neutrality and changing overreaching regulations, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said in a recent interview. Thune also said he favors broadband privacy rules created in 2016, and he spoke about advancing 5G with the Mobile Now Act.
FX was the biggest winner of Sunday's Writer's Guild Association Awards, fueled by two wins for new series "Atlanta." The network brought in four awards, including Best Drama Series for "The Americans" and Best Adapted Long Form Show for "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
A total of 106 complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission over pop star Madonna's Women's March speech last month, which included vulgar language and a statement regarding "blowing up the White House." Seventy-four complaints were aimed at CNN, with the majority of complaints overall questioning why a tape delay wasn't used during the broadcast.
Stephen Bannon's role as White House chief strategist may spell changes for Breitbart, which was formerly overseen by Bannon. The news outlet could receive "most-favored media status," and it is likely to "embark on its new chapter with a growing number of its alums in positions of government power," Manuel Roig-Franzia and Paul Farhi write.
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