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9/22/2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ will be available today in Comcast stores, with a trade-in allowance available for qualifying devices. The phones will operate on the company's hybrid Wi-Fi and MVNO network and are available to Xfinity Home subscribers.

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9/22/2017

BuzzFeed will launch its morning show, "AM to DM," on Monday, and its format will be similar to that of news shows on linear TV. The show will feature hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones reporting on the latest news in long form, with advertising through 30-second spots and sponsored content.

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9/22/2017

NFL players Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews star in DDB Chicago's latest video campaign for State Farm, which will run on online platforms, streaming radio, social media and more. The ad shows State Farm favorite Rodgers reminiscing about memories he has had in his truck after Matthews accidentally hits it with a drone.

9/22/2017

Broadband provider groups are expressing their concerns with the Federal Communications Commission's proposed Connect America Fund Auction. In comments on the FCC proposal, ITTA and a rural coalition requested that cable and satellite operators be blocked from bidding in certain categories using technology that is not supported in real-world deployments, while the American Cable Association "expressed concern about package bidding," this article states.

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Telecompetitor
9/22/2017

Comcast's David Cohen says that Sinclair's merger with Tribune will likely gain regulatory approval and that, upon approval, it will be "good and bad" for Comcast. The deal will "inevitably" drive up retransmission fees, which will increase costs for customers, Cohen says, while also implying that those higher fees will benefit Comcast.

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9/22/2017

Fox News has announced that it will launch "Fox News @ Night" on Oct. 30. Shannon Bream has been tapped to anchor the 11 p.m. live news show, which will debut alongside the network's prime-time show featuring Laura Ingraham.

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9/22/2017

Lifetime on Thursday kicked off "American Beauty Star," a reality series featuring salon professionals competing in beauty challenges. The show, which is hosted by model Adriana Lima and airs after "Project Runway," is expected to bring in younger audiences and has already garnered attention from international distributors.

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9/22/2017

Publicis Italy released a series of video spots for Heineken to help viewers understand the thrill behind soccer matches. The #ShareTheDrama campaign shows Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek showing off his dives in a duel, while Brazilian player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira practices parkour in a sci-fi scene.

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9/21/2017

Stringify has been purchased by Comcast, Stringify reported in a blog post. Comcast plans to use Stringify's method of stringing together complex interactions for products supported by the Xfinity Home platform.

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9/21/2017

Charter has been providing services to college campuses through the SpectrumU app since at least 2014 without heavily promoting the service. The app, which is supported on Android and iOS devices, is available on a handful of campuses and includes over 50 networks and an interactive program guide.

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