Disney reportedly not onboard with premium video-on-demand service | House votes today on elimination of FCC privacy regulations | Google Fiber video growth drops to 57.8%
March 28, 2017
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Disney reportedly not onboard with premium video-on-demand service
Disney will not be among the studios that offer theatrical releases for home viewing through a premium video-on-demand service, sources say. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is making headway on releasing films 17 days after they hit theaters, studio CEO Kevin Tsujihara says.
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House votes today on elimination of FCC privacy regulations
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The House will vote today on eliminating a Federal Communications Commission privacy policy that affects internet service providers. The bill, which is widely expected to pass, would nullify rules that require broadband providers to obtain permission to use or share consumer data.
The Hill (3/27) 
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Google Fiber video growth drops to 57.8%
Google Fiber's video growth dropped to 57.8% in 2016 from 78.8% the previous year, per a MoffettNathanson analysis. But the data, from the US Copyright Office, do not take into account broadband service, which is the company's main focus, says senior analyst Craig Moffett.
Multichannel News (3/27),  Light Reading (3/27),  BroadbandReports.com (3/27) 
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TV recommendations startup acquired by Spotify
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Music streaming service Spotify says it has acquired MightyTV, a startup that developed an app that makes suggestions to viewers about what TV shows and movies to watch. Spotify said the company's technology will help it target specific groups for advertising.
Bloomberg (3/27) 
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Video in email can increase your revenue by 40%
Nothing connects people to a message as quickly as video. When businesses included video in an email they saw an increase in click through rates of 200% to 300%. Find out how easy it is to incorporate video into your email campaigns and boost your bottom line. Learn more!
Content Focus
FYI reveals plans for more than 100 hours of programming
FYI has unveiled its 2017 lineup, which features more than 100 hours of programming. Highlights of this year's slate include nine new originals, as well as the return of favorites such as "Tiny House Nation," "Zombie House Flipping" and "Tiny House Hunting."
Deadline.com (3/27) 
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Verizon Fios teams up with SES on 4K UHD trials
Verizon is working with SES on 4K UHD trials as a first step to bringing next-generation HD programming to its customers. The trials involve using pre-packaged content from SES that is delivered through satellite bandwidth, a process SES says is more efficient than other 4K delivery options.
Telecompetitor.com (3/27) 
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2017 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration - April 26
Honorees: Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal; Jill Campbell, EVP & COO, Cox Communications, Inc.; Michael T. Fries, CEO, Liberty Global; Ken Lowe, Chairman, President & CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive; “The Sopranos”; HBO; and David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications
Marketing Innovation
4C Insights debuts product suite to bridge gap between TV, digital
4C Insights has unveiled tools to help TV advertisers gain a more in-depth understanding of viewers, using social media analytics, real-time viewing stats and household-level data. Products in the suite include programmatic buying with predictive capabilities and linked digital and TV ads.
Broadcasting & Cable (3/27) 
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CTAM's Continued Commitment to Connected Healthcare
As a continued effort to broaden business services' impact in the healthcare marketplace, CTAM is supporting CableLabs INFORM[ED] conference on April 12 and 13 in NYC. The event will examine the benefits and challenges of connected healthcare and aging in place, including: life style impact, new business models, device security, regulatory issues and privacy concerns. For more information or to register visit http://www.cablelabs.com/informed/.
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