MCN Online Extra | Jan. 2, 2017 - Multichannel

MCN Online Extra | Jan. 2, 2017

Top 10 stories of 2016, C-SPAN's gallery of presidents and more links from the weekly issue
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MCN Hot Spot

Trailer for Freeform’s adventure/fantasy series ‘Shadowhunters’ Season 2


Voices | As I Was Saying, Gary Arlen

FTC Evaluating Privacy Issues Around Smart TVs

MCN's Most Read 2016 | Top 10 Stories on, Jan. 1-Dec. 29, 2016

1.PlayStation Vue Offers Big 4 Broadcast TV Feeds in All O&O Markets

Last remaining owned-and-operated local TV stations went live May 25

2.Comcast Won't Authenticate Subs for New Starz App

Biggest cable operator unhappy Starz blends OTT, TV everywhere in single app

3.Comcast Opens Access to Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

Subs can stream HBO Go, Showtime Anytime on Amazon platform

4.The Bauminator: Charter Targets Cord-Cutters With ‘Spectrum TV Stream’

Offers broadcast nets plus HBO or Showtime for $13/month

5.Fox News, CNN Blocked on DirecTV for Second Day

Channels, reported to have been restored, were lost and conspiracy theorists ran wild

6.PlayStation Vue Adds More Local Live CBS Feeds

Adds live access in select Sinclair, Raycom and Midwest Television markets

7.NBC Streaming Channel Launches on Roku

Offers authenticated viewing of current, library shows

8.'NBA League Pass' Sets Package Pricing

New single-game offering to cost $6.99

9.AT&T: DirecTV Now Will Be a Game Changer

Stephens says year-end launch eyed for OTTservice

10.Former TWC, Bright House Employees Get Taste of New Charter

Corporate policy forbids working from home, wearing jeans at office; boots TWC's ‘summer hours’ program


General Cable Pays $82.3 Million to Settle Bribe Charges


Trump Joins C-SPAN’s Gallery of Presidents

Watch C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb interview artist Chas Fagan about 'American Presidents: Life Portraits'