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AT&T Prevails Against DOJ In Long-Running Legal Battle Over Time Warner Deal

In their 35-page ruling, Judges Judith W. Rogers, Robert L. Wilkins and David B. Sentelle affirmed Leon’s decision, saying that AT&T had provided “real-world” data to support its contention that the deal would not result in harm. “The government offered no comparable analysis of data,” the judges wrote. “Evidence also indicated that the industry had become dynamic in recent years with the emergence, for example, of Netflix and Hulu. In this evidentiary context, the government’s objections that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model are unpersuasive.” – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SuWOM6
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Viacom Inks Deal With FuboTV Streaming Service

Viacom is now on four “virtual pay-TV” platforms: Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Philo and FuboTV. Viacom remains absent from Google’s YouTube TV, Hulu’s live TV bundle and Sony’s PlayStation Vue (which dropped the conglomerate’s lineup more than two years ago). – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2SYoYn9

Roku launches premium subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other services today

It’s an approach that’s similar to the paid add-on “channels” such as HBO, Showtime, and CBS All Access that Amazon offers to Prime Video customers. Roku thinks people might find it to be a more convenient subscription manager since there’s no recurring membership required. Each service offering a subscription will have a free 30-day trial. What’s less convenient is that Roku doesn’t have HBO among its partners, so you’ll have to get (and pay for) that one elsewhere. – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2MCYstU

Sports audiences increasingly turning to digital

Each of the four top sports leagues offers a direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming plan in the US, ranging from standalone services such as MLB.TV to NFL’s Sunday Ticket, which is tethered to DirecTV satellite customers and, as its name implies, limited to Sunday games. The pricing varies from league to league and depends on whether users pay monthly or seasonally. But, generally, users who buy entire seasons will shell out at least $250 per year. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2G3WYHU

FitzyTV Uses Your TV Everywhere Credentials to Stream 75+ Live Channels From a Single App

[FitzyTV] currently supports 77 channels, which appear on a standard grid guide. Some of those channels include locals like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and cable channels like CNN, Discovery, USA, TBS, and TNT. It even works with sports networks like ESPN, FS1, NBCSN, as well as Regional Sports Networks like NBC Sports Chicago, MSG, and NESN[.] – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » http://bit.ly/2R9jaSC
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