Source: Discovery's interest in Scripps lies in low-cost web bundle | Justices extend net neutrality appeals deadline | YouTube TV goes live in 10 new markets
July 21, 2017
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Source: Discovery's interest in Scripps lies in low-cost web bundle
Discovery Communications is interested in acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive to make its programming part of a low-cost web TV bundle that would run between $3 and $4, a source says. Acquiring Scripps would make Discovery the owner of five of the nation's top 20 cable networks.
Bloomberg (7/21) 
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Justices extend net neutrality appeals deadline
The Supreme Court is giving telecom and cable industry groups an additional two months to challenge a lower court's decision backing the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, because FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is taking action to repeal them. The rules, instituted under the Obama administration, require that providers treat all web traffic equally.
The Hill (7/20) 
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Video Evolution
YouTube TV goes live in 10 new markets
YouTube TV goes live in 10 new markets
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Google launched its YouTube TV service in 10 new markets this week, including Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and Washington, D.C. The service runs $35 per month and includes live local feeds from the four major broadcast networks, as well as cable networks such as ESPN and AMC.
Variety (7/20),  Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (7/20) 
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Content Focus
E! greenlights "The Platinum Life"
E! is gearing up to launch a reality series this fall that will focus on the music industry. "The Platinum Life" will feature an inside look at the lives of the wives and girlfriends of musicians and industry professionals including Nelly, Kid Ink, Miguel and Ne-Yo.
Deadline Hollywood (7/20) 
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TBS reveals animation plans at Comic-Con
TBS reveals animation plans at Comic-Con
TBS' "American Dad" (TBS/YouTube)
TBS unveiled unreleased clips for its three new original animated series at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. "Tarantula," "Close Enough" and "Final Space" are slated for the 2017-2018 season, and the new season of "American Dad" will premiere Monday.
Variety (7/20) 
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From NCTA’s Blog, Platform
Cable Networks Lead the Pack for Emmy Nominations
Cable Networks Lead the Pack for Emmy Nominations
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The 69th Primetime Emmy nominations were recently announced and once again cable programming is the juggernaut, receiving a total of 315 nominations. HBO alone brought in 110 nominations. Read more.
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Technology
Layer3 TV viewership shows demand for 4K content
Layer3 TV says that at least 20% of customers have viewed at least one episode of BBC America's "Planet Earth II" in 4K, showing consumers' desire to watch content using this standard. "The impact that 4K content is having on BBC America's awareness and Layer3 TV viewership serves as notice of 4K's importance," says Chief Content Officer Lindsay Gardner.
Multichannel News (7/20) 
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Marketing Innovation
VOD Content Ratings now available via Nielsen Media Impact
Nielsen Media Impact now includes Video-on-Demand Content Ratings from nine networks -- TBS, TNT, Discovery, Adult Swim, CNN, PBS, Cartoon Network, truTV and Music Choice. "Having the ability through Nielsen Media Impact to illustrate the reach and impact of VOD schedules, alone and in combination with linear TV, is an important step," Turner's Howard Shimmel said.
Adweek (7/20),  Broadcasting & Cable (7/20) 
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Secure your position now for the 2018 CTAM Europe Executive Management Programme
Secure your position now for the 2018 CTAM Europe Executive Management Programme
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The sought after CTAM Europe INSEAD Executive Management Programme's class of '17 sold out so quickly, they've opened registration early for the class of '18. The five-day programme includes INSEAD's top faculty leading discussions on strategy, customer centric value innovation, service management, digital media, value creation in finance and leadership, among others. To learn more about the programme and register for next year's programme visit ctameurope.com.
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