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Fresh off the news that industry veteran Clint Stinchcomb is taking the reins as CEO at CuriosityStream, the nonfiction programming service announced its first international distribution deal. While the service had some global reach through deals with streamers like Apple TV and Amazon, this represents a new chapter in CuriositySteam’s growth. Stinchcomb talked to us about what’s ahead. Other big news this week includes a possible blackout between DISH and Univision and yet another video outlet on social media.

Disney upped its bid in the hunt for 21st Century Fox assets, offering $71.3bln in cash and stock. It breaks down to $38/share, a mix of stock and cash. Read More »

With Altice USA preparing to launch its mobile service next year, it’s tapped Jean-Charles Nicolas as svp, Altice Mobile. Read More »
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Streaming service CuriosityStream named Clint Stinchcomb as pres/CEO. He succeeds Elizabeth Hendricks North who led the service for its first three years. Read More »

Comcast on Friday cleared one of its final obstacles in its chase for Sky, with the European Commission’s decision to approve the proposed acquisition unconditionally. Read More »

A majority of FCC commissioners voted in favor of chmn Ajit Pai’s proposal to increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program by $171mln a year. Read More »

T-Mobile took the first step forward to have its merger with Sprint approved, filing a Public Interest Statement with the FCC. Read More »

The FCC gave Cincinnati Bell the green light for its $650mln acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom. Read More »

Looking to the 2018-2019 upfront selling season, Discovery developed a cross-network, cross-platform sales package called “Discovery Premiere.” Read More »

The Fall Technical Forum is setting new records this year, featuring 104 presentations in four dozen workshops at Cable-Tec Expo 2018. Read More »

Disney topped Comcast’s $65 billion all-cash offer for certain 21st Century Fox assets, offering up $71.3 billion in cash and stock Wednesday. Read More »

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