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5/24/2017

Elizabeth Moss will star in and executive produce upcoming BBC miniseries "Fever." Annapurna TV will produce the series, which is based on Mary Beth Keane's novel and tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever.

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5/24/2017

Amazon has added live-TV channels to its Prime Video service in the UK for an additional fee. The channels includes Discovery and Eurosport, with the number of partners expected to grow in the future, says Managing Director Alex Green.

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5/24/2017

Frontier Communications will take a huge swing at the small- to medium-size business market, having created a division last year solely for the commercial market, Chief Financial Officer Perley McBride told an investor meeting. McBride is confident of success in the middle-tier business space.

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FierceTelecom
5/24/2017

NBC for the third time in four years topped the list for prime-time viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic. CBS led the pack when it came to total viewers for the 2016-2017 season, but NBC narrowed the margin, bringing in 8.1 million viewers compared with CBS' 9.6 million.

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5/24/2017

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that it will not be taking action after receiving thousands of complaints about Stephen Colbert. The FCC said that it found "nothing actionable under the FCC's rules" for Colbert's crude joke targeting President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

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Reuters
5/24/2017

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson discussed the future of "Game of Thrones" after AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner, focusing on the mobile experience. Stephenson touched on the possibility of cutting each 60-minute episode down to 20 minutes for mobile, noting that "[i]n a mobile environment, a 60-minute episode might not be the best experience."

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5/24/2017

Altice founder Patrick Drahi says that the company is focused on growing as a cable company before it moves into wireless but that it is looking at ways to enter the wireless space. Part of the company's expansion includes putting its commercial brands -- including Cablevision's Optimum -- under one name, a move that was announced this week.

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5/24/2017

Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Cavanagh this week expressed confidence in the launch of Xfinity Mobile, saying that he is "optimistic" about the service's ability to lower churn across Comcast's businesses. "We'll do everything we can to leverage our existing business and assets, but we're going to walk before we run and learn as we go," Cavanagh said.

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Multichannel News
5/24/2017

Sixty-two percent of media buyer executives expect to see an increase in over-the-top ad spend, per a Tru Optik survey. Three-quarters of respondents cited the ability to reach millennials as part of the primary benefit of OTT services.

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5/24/2017

Mediacom Communications has launched its DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit broadband service in Illinois, the company announced. The company says it has launched the service across over 800 communities and plans to continue expanding its footprint.

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