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2/21/2018

NBC's livestreaming video of the Olympic Games brought in 11.6 million unique viewers in the first five days, up from 4.3 million during the same period of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Over 1.31 billion minutes have been streamed during the period, more than three times the amount streamed during the entire 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

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2/21/2018

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday will publish an order to roll back net neutrality regulations, a source says. Congress would have 60 days to reverse the decision by passing a resolution.

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The Hill
2/21/2018

AT&T's request to access communications records from the White House and the Department of Justice has been denied by the federal judge presiding over an antitrust lawsuit. "Defendants have fallen far short of establishing that this enforcement action was selective," Judge Richard Leon wrote in his ruling.

2/21/2018

Screenwriter Robert Towne, Mike Medavoy and Mel Gibson are teaming up for USA's "Dancing Bear." Gibson is set to direct the pilot episode for the series, which is based on the novel by James Crumley.

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Deadline Hollywood
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Mel Gibson
2/21/2018

Comcast has launched "Groundbreakers: Heroes Behind the Mask," a film that showcases the behind-the-scenes crews of "Black Panther," "Luke Cage" and other movies and programs. For Black History Month, Comcast is also highlighting programs such as "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" and "Malcom X: The Lost Tapes."

2/21/2018

Sky News would be guaranteed at least 10 years of funding under an updated takeover bid submitted by 21st Century Fox to UK regulators.

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Sky News, Fox
2/20/2018

Mistress has created a humorous spot to tout E! Network's show "The Royals," which stars Elizabeth Hurley in her role as Queen Helena. In the promo, Hurley's character dispels fake news about a visit from President Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace.

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The Drum (Scotland)
2/20/2018

Amazon will offer ad-supported streaming channels this year, says Amazon Channels head Rich Au. The service -- which has found success in Europe -- will be different from Amazon Channels and will provide an additional form of revenue for its partners.

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Digiday
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Amazon Channels, Amazon
2/20/2018

President Donald Trump recently accepted an invitation to the Gridiron Club's dinner next month, leading some to wonder if he is ready to make amends with the press. Also, Trump may attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a decision to attend has not yet been made.

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Politico
2/20/2018

The ratings for the Winter Olympics were down Friday, drawing just 19.2 million viewers, matching the lowest ratings figures for these Games, posted Wednesday, per Nielsen data. Saturday's ratings were down 20%, while Sunday's ratings fell 30% from the numbers from the first Sunday of the event.

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Variety
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