News of Note—Lionsgate, YouTube and Comcast

news of note

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Lionsgate is being viewed as a particular juicy acquisition target amid rapid media consolidation. Deadline article

> YouTube will be taking down clips of the "Tide Pod Challenge." CNN article

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> Comcast is going all in on its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics on its X1 platform. FierceCable article

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