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ATSC 3.0: How cord-cutters should plan for antenna TV’s big upgrade

The benefits of this standard are clear: Better reception, 4K HDR video support, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X support, on-demand video, and possibly even streaming to mobile devices and automobiles. (The standard also has also some iffier aspects, such as targeted advertising.) But ATSC 3.0 comes with one big caveat as well: While the new standard will work with any antenna, it’s incompatible with the ATSC 1.0 tuners built into today’s TVs, converter boxes, and DVRs. – Jared Newman, TechHive » https://ift.tt/38aASOA

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‘BoJack Horseman’ creator shades Netflix, Amazon for dismissing end credits

Over the holiday break, Bob-Waksberg threw shade at his own distributors, Netflix and Amazon, for shrinking end-credits sequences into tiny boxes in order to tease the next program. The showrunner made his stance on the credits issue clear on Twitter, replying to others who were having the same problem. – Christi Carras, LA Times » https://ift.tt/2ZoMo5C [photo: Stevie Van Zandt/Twitter]

YouTube gives creators more control over copyright claim disputes with new update

The new update now lets creators address copyright disputes directly from their digital back-end workspace and gives them the option to trim out the claimed content in question. The “Assisted Trim” option is the biggest feature rolling out with the new Studio update, with the “endpoints of the edit pre-set to where the claimed content appears in the video,” according to a Google product blog. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2SpEjw2

Judge Places Temporary Injunction on Maine’s à la Carte Cable Law

If the restriction order doesn’t go through, Maine will become the first state in the country to require à la carte cable selections. The à la carte cable law would most likely be enforced by individual towns and cities, because the cable companies have franchise agreements with municipalities, The Portland Press Herald reports. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2Zj4mqa

FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage

Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular exaggerated their 4G coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission, an FCC investigation found. But FCC officials confirmed that Chairman Ajit Pai does not plan to punish the three carriers in any way. Instead, the FCC intends to issue an enforcement advisory to the broader industry, reminding carriers “of the penalties associated with filings that violate federal law.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://trib.al/kGPa56A

YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads

Google also does not disclose specifics about why an ad may have been taken down. In the transparency tool, blocked ads are covered up by a message explaining that the ads have violated Google’s advertising policies, and links to a page outlining what Google allows and disallows on its platforms. But Google’s tool does not explain what specific policy an offending ad has violated. – Brian Fung, CNN » https://ift.tt/380zVt1

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