News of Note—Comcast, Hulu, Sinclair and more

news of note

> Work on Comcast’s newly constructed “Technology and Innovation Center” is being halted while Philadelphia City engineers inspect the cause of cracks in its steel. Philadelphia Inquirer article

> Hulu has been on a device compatibility binge lately for its live TV service, and today that continued with Macs and PCs getting into the mix. FierceOnlineVideo article

> While digital advertising continues to grow, traditional media ad spending fell by 3.6% in the second quarter, making it the worst ad growth quarter since 2009 outside of spending for the Olympics,said media analyst Michael Nathanson. FierceBroadcasting article

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> Sinclair Broadcast Group is continuing to answer to opponents who question the public interest benefits of its proposed $3.9 billion deal for Tribune Media. FierceBroadcasting article

> Comcast Business is aggressively expanding DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service across its northeastern footprint, and the cable MSO sees an opportunity to use that technology with existing fiber to bolster its pending SD-WAN plans. FierceTelecom article

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