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4/26/2018

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, in a 415-0 vote, approved the Music Modernization Act. The bill, which will change copyright laws and how Ascap and BMI rates are set, heads to the Senate for approval.

4/26/2018

NBC spent $69 million to lure Megyn Kelly away from Fox, and ratings show that the move has backfired. "Megyn Kelly Today" is averaging just 2.4 million viewers per episode, and production costs and budgets are much higher, frustrating the network and affiliates.

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4/26/2018

Radio host Elvis Duran was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame this month, an honor he calls "incredible." In addition to making personal connections through celebrity interviews on "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show," the host is also known for his philanthropy and activism off the air.

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4/26/2018

Facebook is offering trial support for AV1 video streams. The company is using AV1-encoded video over MPEG-DASH through Chrome Canary for the trial.

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4/26/2018

Charter is continuing the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit broadband service with an expansion to 14 million additional homes in markets including Dallas, Los Angeles and Milwaukee. The company's Spectrum Internet Gig service is now available to 23 million homes.

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4/26/2018

Viacom's sales increased to $3.15 billion in the second quarter, surpassing analyst expectations. The results could give the company bargaining power during merger negotiations with CBS.

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4/26/2018

Consumers viewed 114% more hours of streamed content in the first quarter year-over-year, a Conviva report states. The plurality of video plays took place on mobile devices, with device plays on Android devices up 168% for the quarter.

4/26/2018

Pop network has announced that it will air 400 hours of original programming this year as its viewership and ad revenues continue to rise. The network also announced three pilots.

4/26/2018

Nickelodeon has ordered a reboot of its 1990s game show "Double Dare"; the reboot should premiere this summer. Forty new episodes will air this year.

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4/26/2018

Competitive Carriers Association and CTIA have jointly proposed an agreement to federal regulators over licensing in the 3.5 gigahertz Citizens Broadband Radio Services band. In a Federal Communications Commission filing, they proposed using Metropolitan Statistical Areas for licensing in the 306 largest cellular markets and county-based geographic areas for the remaining ones.

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