The digital NewFronts are in full swing this week, and well… they continue to be a little different. That was showcased quite well Mon during Microsoft’s NewFront, which included an hour of dancing, contorting and weirdness from Lucent Dossier. Yahoo was slated to roll out its presentation Mon night, complete with a performance by The Lumineers. Hulu, Disney Interactive, Google, Vevo are also all in the NewFront mix. And with the buzz over Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon’s push into originals, the spotlight on the relatively new NewFronts this year is blinding.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Time Warner Cable CFO Irene Esteves is leaving, less than 2 years since she started in July ’11.
Sprint Nextel received an OK from its acquirer SoftBank to gather info on DISH’s merger proposal, Sprint said Mon. However, Sprint doesn’t have approval to “enter into negotiations with DISH.”

The Daily


Quibi to Shutter on December 1

Quibi’s final day of service is coming in less than two months. “Quibi has made the difficult decision to wind down,” the platform said in a post within its help section.

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