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via THR: The Motion Picture Academy announces major changes to the 2019 Oscarcast regarding presentation of lower profile awards (borrowing a page from the playbook of Tony Awards telecast) while also announcing a new award for Best Popular or “popcorn” movie. The Oscars hope these strategies will retain the viewers it has while drawing new ones to the fold

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-plans-three-hour-oscars-telecast-adds-popular-film-category-1133138

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via DECADES Network: Upcoming documentary reminds viewers how one event from fifty years ago changed the way in which America selects its leadership. Decades Presents 1968: The DNC premieres Monday 8/6

Chicago, IL- (July 30, 2018)   In a year full of explosive political clashes, deep government distrust and violent tragedy that unfolded on American streets 50 years ago this August, the Democratic Party took the national stage in Chicago to nominate … Continue reading

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via USA Today: Netflix’s new higher-priced premium service, Ultra, which it is testing out in Europe, prompts fears that the streaming service will also raise subscription costs to U.S. subscribers

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/07/05/netflix-testing-higher-priced-ultra-plan-hdr-video-europe/759073002/

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via Variety: Film, stage and television actress Georgann Johnson dies at age 91

‘Midnight Cowboy’ Actress Georgann Johnson Dies at 91

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via Deadline, Yahoo Sports: Ratings for last night’s title-clinching Game 4 of the NBA Finals were down compared to the series clincher of last year’s finals. However, the fact that last night’s game aired on a Friday, which is traditionally a low-watched night, may account for that

https://sports.yahoo.com/warriors-win-back-back-nba-150301884.html

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via Deadline: Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Houston last night drew better ratings than Sunday night’s Eastern Conference Game 7 between Cleveland and Boston

Warriors’ Victory Scores 15M Viewers To Be Most Watched NBA Game This Season – Update

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via SFGate: The Senate votes to kill FCC rule that would have repealed net neutrality. However, reports say that the GOP-controlled House is unlikely to act on it

https://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/The-Latest-Senate-backs-effort-to-restore-net-12920021.php

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via Forbes: TV critic Toni Fitzgerald with a breakdown of where each network stands heading into next week’s TV upfronts

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonifitzgerald/2018/05/11/whats-canceled-and-renewed-the-ultimate-guide-to-the-2018-upfront-presentations/#ae264f74634d

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via Media Post: New data from Nielsen finds that more people these days are watching local news on their streaming devices, versus waiting til they get home and watching it on their living room TV

https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/318859/streaming-usage-rises-especially-with-news.html

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via @SFGate: David Wiegand, arts editor and television critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, dies at age 70. He had been with the paper for more than twenty-five years

https://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/David-Wiegand-Chronicle-arts-editor-and-TV-12879905.php

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