The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines the process for enforcing ISP promises and disclosures after net neutrality rules are rolled back. The FCC will be responsible for transparency requirements, while the FTC will handle unfair and deceptive practices.
Nielsen data show that local newscast viewership in Los Angeles between Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 was up 23.1% compared with the previous week as residents tuned in for updates on the California wildfires. "The Nielsen ratings confirm once again the invaluable 'first informer' role of local broadcasting in times of crisis," said National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith.
Roy Moore is taking a page from President Donald Trump's campaign playbook by targeting the media in his own campaign, writes Brian Stelter. In addition to calling out the media for "smear campaigns," he has also refused most interview opportunities and has refused to debate his opponent.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday accused the press of purposely misleading viewers, as opposed to making honest mistakes. When asked to provide evidence of her claim, Sanders gave the example of ABC's Brian Ross, saying, "I think that it's very telling that that individual had to be suspended because of that reporting," but CNN's Chris Cillizza argues that there is a difference between erroneous reporting and "purposeful intent to deceive."
Recent breaches show that the strategy many boards embrace for their cybersecurity efforts is falling short, Axio Global Chief Technology Officer Jason Christopher writes. Boards can implement a more effective strategy by looking at exposure in financial terms, focusing on a maturity-based cyberevaluation framework and having resources in place to recover from an attack.
Comcast has confirmed that it is no longer in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox assets, citing lack of engagement from Fox. Walt Disney Co.'s talks remain active, and a deal could be announced this week, sources say.
Bloomberg has announced that it will premiere its "TicToc" network Monday. The 24-hour streaming news network will be available exclusively on Twitter.
TBS has secured rerun rights for Fox show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The show will air every Thursday night beginning Jan. 4, and it will also be available for streaming through the TBS app.
Comcast has launched an updated version of its voice remote, the XR15, which boasts an easier-to-use design. Also, the company has announced an original companion series for hit show "Will & Grace"; the series is on the X1 platform, as well as YouTube.
CenturyLink will collaborate with Comcast Business under a five-year contract to provide networking services to Pennsylvania state agencies. Comcast will add more last-mile connectivity options to CenturyLink's fiber network.
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