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Comcast promised not to raise prices—guess what happened next

Comcast offered customers in Utah a “lifetime” price guarantee in order to compete against Google Fiber, then later violated the lifetime promise by raising those customers’ prices, according to a lawsuit pending in a federal court. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2IdF99u

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YouTube’s Strengthened Verification Criteria to Strip Some Creators of Status

Beginning in late October, YouTube will prioritize verifying “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” That includes ensuring that the channel belongs to the real person or company that it claims to represent, and looking at whether the channel represents a highly searched or widely recognized person or company. (Previously, a channel with more than 100,000 subscribers was automatically verified.) Channels that meet YouTube’s requirements will not need to apply for verification. – Patrick Shanley & Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/HSzuaT [photo:YouTube]

Netflix Hands Female Wrestling Drama ‘Glow’ Fourth & Final Season

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GLOW, which has earned 15 Emmy nominations and three wins during its run, was inspired by the short-lived but beloved 1980s show. It tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s pro wrestling. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDWq7l [photo:Netflix]

Acorn TV Passes One Million Streaming Subscribers In U.S. And Canada

Business-wise, it has opened the aperture in terms of distribution. In just the last few months, Acorn has become available via third-party engines like Apple TV, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels in Canada, YouTube TV and Android TV. Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, Roku and Amazon FireTV remain partners with Acorn. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IfYCpX [photo: Acorn TV]

Apple TV+ offers peek at kids shows ‘Ghostwriter’ and ‘Helpsters’

Ghostwriter is a re-do of the 1990s TV series that has a team of kids solving mysteries when a ghost starts releasing famous literary characters into the real world — including Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit, as the preview clip makes clear. Helpsters, meanwhile, teaches kids problem-solving skills through friendly monsters. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2AtEZ9F [photo: Apple TV+]

A Dutch YouTuber and his friend were arrested and jailed when they tried getting near Area 51

The two pleaded guilty to trespassing and illegal parking, both misdemeanors, Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia said. They were sentenced to a year in jail. But that sentence was suspended and the two will spend a total of three days in the county jail if they pay a fine of $2,280 each on Thursday — when they’re scheduled to be released. – Christina Maxouris, CNN » https://cnn.it/30vaw5A
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