News of Note—Liberty Global, Viacom and Weigel Broadcasting

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Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Liberty Global has unveiled its next-generation TV entertainment platform, Horizon 4, at the company’s annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam. Release

> Viacom—“and pretty much only Viacom”—is engaged in a systematic program of “ad stuffing” even as ratings of its networks continue to decline, according to a report by Wall Street analyst Todd Juenger. Deadline article

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> Weigel Broadcasting earlier this month launched ATSC 3.0 operation in Chicago under an experimental license from the FCC. TvTechnology article

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