News of Note—Philo adds Cheddar; Fox gets little return from low ad loads

News of note

> Philo, the entertainment-focused OTT TV service, has expanded its baseline package with the addition of three digital streaming channels: Cheddar Big News, PeopleTV and Tastemade. Multichannel News article

> Janet West, a former vice president at Cox Communications, was sentenced to two years and one month in federal prison for her part in an embezzlement scheme that cost the company millions of dollars. Atlanta Business Chronicle article

> Fox is seeing mixed results in its efforts to sell reduced ad loads, while NBC is experiencing more success in its own work to cut down on ad breaks. FierceVideo article


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> The National Wireless Independent Dealer Association is the latest industry player to step out against the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, arguing that the transaction would stand as a “devastating blow” to prepaid customers, MVNOs and wireless dealers. FierceWireless article

> Alaska-based GCI has teamed with CSG to introduce an automated processing system that notifies subscribers of alleged copyright infringement complaints. Multichannel News article

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