July 30, 2021
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Charter Betters Q2 Analysts' Estimates with 400,000 Broadband Adds
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Charter Communications added 400,000 residential and broadband subscribers in Q2, beating analysts' consensus estimates by about 125,000 subscribers and indicating that the expected slowdown in broadband growth may not be as dramatic as first expected.
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Dish Network has signed a new agreement with AT&T's WarnerMedia that gives Dish TV subscribers access to HBO Max, as well as HBO and Cinemax. HBO has been off Dish since November 2018.
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NBCUniversal Local said it reached an agreement to acquire the TV stations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by Ramar Communications. Ramar owns four full-power stations including KASA-TV, one Class A Station and three low power stations.
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Staunch Trump supporter and CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell has pulled his ads from Fox News after the cable news network rejected an ad campaign he wanted to run promoting unfounded claims of election fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.
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Comcast's streaming service, which now has 20 million active users in the U.S., will soon reach another 20 million Sky customers in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
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Hulu has added NFL Network to the base tier of its live TV bundle, Hulu + Live TV. Starting Thursday, NFL Network will be available along with more than 75 other linear networks on the $65-a-month vMVPD bundle.
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