News of Note--YouTube, Dish, Akamai, Scripps

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Some of the other news we've been tracking today.

> YouTube TV has launched in eight more markets: Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Norfolk, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Greenville and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama. The Verge story

> Dish Network has signed another temporary retrans extension with Citadel to keep Providence, Rhode Island ABC affiliate WLNE-TV on its program guide. Multichannel News story

> As video consumption continues to shift toward IP-based delivery systems, Akamai is building new efficiencies into its Media Acceleration technology to help maintain the quality of experience. FierceBroadcasting story

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> Scripps Networks CEO Kenneth Lowe is due for a tidy “golden parachute” compensation package if Discovery Communications completes its proposed $14.6 billion acquisition of his company. According to one report, Lowe would receive $19.98 million in cash severance, $37.39 million in equity, $9.09 million in pension enhancements, $174,605 in benefits and $24.91 million in tax gross-up, altogether totaling about $91.56 million. FierceBroadcasting story

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