Proposed ITV gaming service PlayTV has signed 2 deals with operators, and expects to announce what games will be available on the service in the next few weeks, pres/CEO Ron Chaimowitz says. The gaming service expects to launch early next year. PlayTV won’t go after hardcore gamers, but will focus on an underserved female audience and Baby Boomers. It also plans to have preschool games. — Comcast programming heads Matt Bond and Amy Banse caution those seeking to launch linear channels that it’s nearly impossible and recommend they take the VOD route instead, CableWORLD (June 21) reports.

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Fox Corp passed up on some big sports deals this year, but CEO Lachlan Murdoch seemed confident that was the right move at an investor conference Thursday. Murdoch said he was happy to let NBC take the US Open

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