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> Public TV stations have formed Public Media Venture Group in an effort to coordinate their efforts around shifting to ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standards and taking advantage of new features the standards offer. FierceBroadcasting story

> Nielsen’s Gracenote is teaming with two interactive TV ad providers to bring interactivity to linear TV ads and other programming as well. FierceBroadcasting story 

> CBS has officially beat out a counterbid from Lachlan Murdoch, co-executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, for Australian broadcaster Ten Network. FierceBroadcasting story

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> TDS Telecom is a fan of deploying FTTH in the last mile, but as a telco that serves rural areas with copper facilities the service provider targets deployments in areas where it can make a business case work. FierceTelecom story

> Shares of both T-Mobile and Sprint shot up on news that the carriers “are in active talks” about a merger. FierceWireless story

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