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US-China trade war hits TV panel orders

Absolutely Shattered

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South Korean TV brands’ panel purchasing volume is forecast to decline a little to 17.3 million units in the second quarter of 2019, down 3% from the previous quarter or 1% from a year ago. This, said IHS Markit, is indicative of weakness in panel purchasing following a decline of 2% in the first quarter on a quarter-to-quarter basis and no change on a year-on-year basis. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2WDtf0M
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CBS Signs Exclusive Deal for Showtime, All Access Series With Russian Streamer Amedia TV

The Amedia deal is another example of how U.S. networks are shifting their international business model toward the streaming and direct-to-consumer business. As big free-to-air channels in Europe buy fewer U.S.-made series —preferring home-grown content or lower-cost reality programming — American networks are increasingly signing volume deals with online players, betting the direct-to-consumer market will grow globally similar to the manner it has stateside. – Vladimir Kozlov, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2I48odL

The Current Definition of ‘Broadband’ Is Too Slow and Ajit Pai Refuses to Change it

“It is time to be bold and move the national broadband standard from 25 Megabits to 100 Megabits per second,” [Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel] stated. “When you factor in price, at this speed the United States is not even close to leading the world. That is not where we should be and if in the future we want to change this we need both a more powerful goal and a plan to reach it. Our failure to commit to that course here is disappointing. I regretfully dissent.” – Karl Bode, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2vBGGjl

Senate wants emergency alerts to go out through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

Senators in Hawaii and South Dakota think so, having just introduced a bill (the “Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement,” or READI, act) that would “explore” broadcasting alerts to “online streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify,” amongst other changes to the Emergency Alert System. – Greg Kimparak, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2JAHkSi

Republican congressman introduces bill to make net neutrality law

Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act to the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decision out of the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. It adds an entirely new section to the Communications Act of 1934, Title VIII, and prohibits blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of legal internet content. – Swapna Krishna, Engadget https://ift.tt/2LfBB9r
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