Advocacy groups already piling on Charter-TWC; 56% of U.S. homes have an Internet-connected TV

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> Advocacy group Free Press is already warning that the proposed $56.7 billion merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable could pose risks to online video distributors. Story

> Leichtman Research Group says 56 percent of American homes have at least one TV set that's connected to the Internet. Press release

> HBO is surveying its HBO Now customers, asking them if they prefer a once-a-year-billing pricing structure similar to that of Amazon Prime Instant Video. Story

> Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises have hired veteran digital media executive Joff Bronikowski as president of their new SVOD service targeted to film fans, Tribeca Shortlist. Story

> Rupert Murdoch's Sky pay-TV conglomerate is establishing the Sky Arts Production Hub in Milan to create arts programming for its 21 million subscribers across the continent. Story

> AOL CEO Tim Armstrong revealed that his company was approached by three other suitors last year about a potential merger after Verizon made its initial overture in June 2014. Story

And finally … Netflix has renewed the 25-54-targeted original series Grace and Frankie. Story

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