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Rogers Beginning to Ramp Up X1-Supported IgniteTV

Canadian operator Rogers is moving full-steam ahead with its IPTV service Ignite TV using Comcast’s X1 platform.


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Comcast Out of Fox Hunt

Days of headlines saying Comcast wasn’t going to try to top Disney’s bid for 21st Century Fox assets finally proved true, with Sky still the big question mark.


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Programming

ESPN’s Linda Cohn signed a new deal with the network to remain with the company for years to come. She will remain a “SportsCenter” anchor and will increase her role in hockey coverage. Cohn also will


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Discovery Ad Team

Discovery announced the US ad sales structure following its acquisition with Scripps. It is combining sales into three network bundles: 15-year Scripps vet Greg Regis is evp, natl ad sales


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DOJ Claims Judge Erred With AT&T

The DOJ’s appeal of AT&T-Time Warner’s combination claims the DC Circuit judge erred in rejecting the government’s bargaining leverage theory.


Posted in: Regulation

Richard Gessner, 90, Passes Away

Richard (Dick) Gessner , founder of Ohio operator MCTV, passed away Wednesday at the age of 90. He founded what was then called Massillon Cable with his wife Susan in 1965. His first cable TV experience was


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Push for Smaller Licensing

There was a push at Thursday’s MMTC Access to Capital and Telecom conference for the FCC to adopt rules for the upcoming 3.5 GHz auction that will be a compromise allowing for some smaller licensing than usual.


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Discovery and Disney Advertising

With Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” premiering Sunday, Standard Media Index took a look at the amount of money the annual programming stunt has brought in. Last year, it estimates Shark Week brought in


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