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4/19/2018

FuboTV has announced that it has raised $75 million in Series D funding. Investors in the latest funding round include Discovery, 21st Century Fox and AMC Networks.

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4/19/2018

National Geographic this week announced a pair of new docuseries for its development slate. The network also will be adding drama series "The Hot Zone," and it has acquired documentary "Science Fair."

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4/19/2018

Best Buy will team up with Amazon this summer to sell 10 models of Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia through its stores and website. The models can also be purchased through Amazon's website, where Best Buy will be listed as a third-party seller for the first time.

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4/18/2018

Discovery Communications is continuing to focus on over-the-top opportunities as viewers increasingly embrace streaming video services. In addition to licensing its content to OTT platforms such as Philo TV, the company has also launched its own apps -- with more planned for the future -- and CEO David Zaslav recently hinted at a potential direct-to-consumer service.

4/18/2018

California legislation that would restore net neutrality regulations has moved forward in the state Senate after its provisions were scaled back. Under the bill -- which was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco -- the state attorney general would monitor and enforce rules, instead of California's utility commission, and companies would not have to follow the rules in cable franchise agreements or to obtain state broadband installation contracts.

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4/18/2018

PBS has figured out what type of content its viewers want to watch and where, using cross-promotion of its various social accounts to generate 316.6 million video views on social in 2017. Most of the views were from Facebook or YouTube.

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4/18/2018

On Tuesday, Ford rolled out a video to social media followers celebrating its iconic Ford Mustang's 54th birthday. The video includes historic footage of Mustangs and is captioned, "We made the car. You made the community."

4/18/2018

The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of launching 5G spectrum auctions, a move Charter Communications is applauding. "5G represents the next generation of wireless technology that together with our advanced high speed network will enable Charter to ultimately provide our customers a truly ubiquitous connected experience," the company said.

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4/18/2018

Altice USA has created Altice USA News, and the new venture will be headed up by former Altice USA Chief Content Officer Michael Schreiber. The unit will consist of the company's News 12 and i24News properties.

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4/18/2018

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Gracie Awards. Honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, Hoda Kotb and Katie Couric, all of whom will be honored at a gala May 22.