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.
Verizon has applied to the Federal Communications Commission for special temporary authority for Citizens Broadband Radio Service trials in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company is working with vendors to test 3.5 GHz in indoor and outdoor settings.
AT&T is asking the Federal Communications Commission to avoid any expansion of the 6 GHz band to unlicensed users, noting that roughly 25% of the links in the band support public safety and critical infrastructure licensees. AT&T estimates 27% of the links support utilities.
Wisconsin legislators have passed a resolution asking the Federal Communications Commission to reserve a minimum of three television channels below 700 MHz for unlicensed use. In Ohio, the state House is expected to vote today on a $50 million annual broadband expansion program.
Companies are showing an increased interest in using dark fiber to secure sensitive data, CenturyLink's Ed Morche said. The telecom expanded its available fiber assets when it acquired Level 3 Communications.