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Albrecht at TCA Talks Starz-Altice Standoff

Starz chief Chris Albrecht told TV critics Friday it’s “outrageous” that Altice USA hasn’t offered refunds to customers who subscribe to premium packages including Starz amid a carriage standoff between the premium net and operator.


Posted in: Distribution, Programming

Amazon Scores Touchdown with NFL Coverage

Amazon logged an average-minute audience of more than 310K viewers for each of its 11 regular-season NFL streams in 2017 (10 “Thursday Night Football” games, plus Christmas Day).


Posted in: Programming

FuboTV Adds Local Affiliates

FuboTV launched 12 new local stations on Friday—five CBS and seven NBC affiliates.


Posted in: Distribution

Ratings

Ratings news for January 16, featuring successes for MLB Network and UP TV’s “Bringing Up Bates.”


Posted in: Programming

Programming

Programming news for January 16, featuring a conversation series from MSNBC and Vox Media, a thriller from BBC America and a marathon of a Showtime comedy.


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FX Offers Fan Service With Amazon Alexa Integration

FX is jumping onto the voice assistant bandwagon with its own skill for Amazon Alexa.


Posted in: Technology

Dems Spark FCC-USF Inquiry

Two Democratic lawmakers have asked the GAO to look at the FCC’s plan to transfer the USF from a private bank to the US Treasury, fretting that the agency hasn’t been transparent about the process and wanting assurances that the deposit will not disrupt programs supported by the fund.


Posted in: Regulation

People

People news for January 16, featuring the hiring of Brent Hayne as head of TV development at Shout! Studios.


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