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NBCUniversal Invested $500 Million in Snap Inc as Part of IPO

NBCUniversal said on Friday it had invested $500 million in Snap Inc (SNAP.N) as it continues to spend heavily on digital media companies. (more…)

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Charter-NBC Dispute Could Black Out Nearly 17 Million Customers Nationwide

Nearly 17 million Charter Communications pay-TV customers nationwide — and about 1 million in New York — could lose NBCUniversal networks in a carriage dispute between the companies. (more…)

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Comcast Sparks Row After Axing The Word Network In Some Markets For the Impact Network Owned By Black Pastor Who Interviewed Trump

Barely three months after his controversial interview with President-elect Donald Trump to help him reach black Americans during his campaign in September, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, founder and president of Impact Television Network, says he's being "blessed" by media giant Comcast with access to lucrative markets of black Americans on the

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HBO, Cinemax Now Available on Amazon Channels

Amazon Prime members can now sign up to stream “Westworld,” “Game of Thrones” and other current and past HBO programming, as well as original series and movies from Cinemax, on Amazon Channels. (more…)

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Steve Harvey Prepares to Launch a New Daytime Talk Show In 2017

The Steve Harvey show will be coming to an end after five seasons. However, Harvey will remain a daytime fixture with a new talker, set to launch in September. He will produce the new show with IMG. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television, which also distributed Steve Harvey.

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MSNBC Using Disgraced Brian Williams’ Gravitas to Seek Redemption for Its Credibility

Rachel Maddow ended a nightly broadcast of her MSNBC show last June by announcing Brian Williams would be joining the cable network as a breaking news anchor months after being removed from hosting NBC Nightly News “under a cloud of controversy.” Maddow said that “in multiple instances he had not

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First Lady Michelle Obama Officially Launches ‘Better Make Room’ Campaign Encouraging Students to Pursue Higher Education

First lady Michelle Obama launched a new campaign Monday to encourage teenagers, or generation Z, to pursue higher education. (more…)

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With Judge’s Dismissal of Case, Al Sharpton and Comcast Come Out on Top in $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Judge dismisses case that claimed companies worked with civil rights group to polish their diversity profile while excluding black-owned networks (more…)

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Ralph J. Roberts, Cable TV Pioneer Who Built Largest TV Company in U.S., Dies at 95

Ralph J. Roberts, who at the dawn of the cable television industry bought a small cable service in Tupelo, Miss., and built it into Comcast, today the largest cable television company in the nation, died Thursday night in Philadelphia. He was 95. (more…)

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Sony Launches Playstation Vue Web Video Service at $50 a Month

Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. (more…)

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