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Comcast Says It’s Ready to Outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox

Confirming weeks of rumors, Comcast said Wednesday that it is in “advanced stages” of preparing an all-cash offer for entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox — in a move to outflank Disney’s $52.4 billion offer for Fox. 9 more words

Streaming Service

Senators Demand FCC Answer for Fake Comments After Realizing Their Identities Were Stolen

So were “fake comments” filed using stolen identities? Almost certainly. The fact that two US senators of rival parties have signed a letter saying as much is a clear indication that some type of fraud occurred. 33 more words

Policy & Ethics

CBS Sues Shari Redstone and National Amusements in Bid to Block Viacom Merger

CBS is calling for a special board meeting on Thursday for directors to vote on a proposal to issue a special stock dividend that would dilute the preferred voting power that… 53 more words

Television

The ‘Race to 5G’ Is Just Mindless Marketing Bullshit

It’s certainly true that 5G technology, whenever it finally arrives, will provide healthier, faster, and lower latency networks. But the idea that it’s going to revolutionize American broadband and magically place us at the cutting edge of tech innovation is just marketing nonsense, twisted and distorted to try and sell more US networking gear or boost carrier profits. 7 more words

Policy & Ethics

Netflix CEO: "We Made Mistakes" With Cannes Controversy

“At times we have a reputation as a disruptor, and sometimes we make mistakes,” Hastings said about the ongoing controversy preventing Netflix films from being shown at the festival. 53 more words

Web Tv

MoviePass Goes Back to Offering Movie-A-Day Monthly Plan

Since April 13, MoviePass has only been offering a promotional $29.95 three-month plan. That only allowed users the freedom to see four movies a month, but it threw in a free trial of iHeartRadio’s All Access on-demand streaming package. 40 more words

Policy & Ethics

Comcast won’t give new speed boost to Internet users who don’t buy TV service

Comcast says speed increases will kick in automatically without raising the customers’ monthly bills—but only if they subscribe to certain bundles that include both Internet and TV service. 8 more words

Internet Tv