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2:55 AM ET, January 21, 2015

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix wants to complete its global expansion within two years, expanding to 200 countries  —  Netflix wants to expand to 200 countries within the next two years  —  Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com  —  Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com  —  Netflix wants to complete …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
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Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix will begin streaming “The Interview” on Saturday for US and Canadian subscribers
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC upholds fines against Viacom and ESPN for misuse of emergency alert tone in movie trailer  —  FCC Won't Reduce Fines on Viacom, ESPN Over EAS Misuse  —  Companies had sought reduction in penalties  —  The FCC has refused to reduce the fines it proposed against Viacom and ESPN for misuse …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Judge Rules That Dish's Sling Features, Ad-Skipping Don't Violate Copyright  —  A federal judge said Dish Network's offering of features that automatically skip ads and another that allows subscribers to watch live broadcasts remotely do not violate copyright law.
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
Greenpeace asks Peru to exclude AP photographer and Reuters video journalist from prosecution in Nazca Lines case  —  GREENPEACE SEEKS TO EXCLUDE JOURNALISTS FROM PERU CASE  —  LIMA, Peru (AP) — Greenpeace said Tuesday it has given prosecutors the names of four people involved in a protest …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
The Verge will run a $700 Super Bowl ad in one Montana market with 30K people  —  Super Bowl Ad for Tech Website The Verge?  Vox Says Yes, but...  Won't Say Whether Regional or National Buy  —  A rumor erupted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that Vox Media had bought a Super Bowl commercial to promote its tech website The Verge.
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
White House breaks own State of the Union embargo for online audience  —  Obama administration posts full text of president's speech before its own media embargo in unprecedented decision targeting internet-savvy readers  —  The White House posted the entire text of President Obama's 2015 State …
CNNMoney.com:
Paris mayor: We intend to sue Fox News  —  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN Tuesday she intends to sue Fox News in the wake of the channel's coverage of supposed “no go” zones for non-Muslims.  —  She said the channel “insulted” her city.  —  “When we're insulted, and when we've had an image …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News calls Paris mayor's lawsuit threat ‘misplaced’
Discussion: Mediaite
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Plex Arrives On PS4 And PS3 In The U.S And Canada Today  —  Plex is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 today.  The personal media hub software originally came to Sony's consoles back in mid-December of 2014, with a U.S. launch promised for a later date.
Facebook:
Facebook to reduce distribution of misleading news articles and hoaxes in News Feed  —  News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes  —  The goal of News Feed is to catch up with your friends and find the things that matter to you.  We're always looking to people on Facebook to tell us how we can improve this experience.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Wavelength, which let people stream their friends' movies bought through UltraViolet, is shelved less than two weeks after launch  —  That Was Fast: Wavelength, the Movie-Sharing Service Hollywood Didn't Love, Is on Hold  —  Wavelength sounds like an interesting idea …
Discussion: Fast Company
Brian Veseling / WAN-IFRA:
Europe's free dailies face drastic decline due to reliance on ads and rise of mobile phones  —  Twenty years on, are Europe's free dailies in a free fall?  A Q&A with Piet Bakker  —  Once seen as a path to quick success with advertisers and a sure-fire winner with public-transport commuters …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Surprise CEO Change At Redbox Parent Sends Shares Tumbling  —  Shares of kiosk giant Outerwall are down more than 11.6% in pre-market trading after the company disclosed without explanation that J. Scott Di Valerio has resigned.  Board member Nora Denzel will serve as interim CEO while the board searches for a long term replacement.
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Hollywood Reporter:
CEO of Redbox Parent Company Outerwall Steps Down
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Marriott Testing Netflix, Hulu In-Room Streaming to HDTVs at 8 Hotels
Discussion: The Daily Transcript and ReadWrite
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
YouTube to Launch New Original Content Effort by Year-End
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Facebook is competing with TV for ad spend by attacking its declining viewing figures
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Launches Lifestyle Newsletter
Discussion: Capital New York
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Rusbridger: Journalism in the UK will be changed forever if Government approves draft RIPA code
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU Will Use Super Bowl XLIX Free Live-Stream to Promote Pay-TV Online Services
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Japanese journalist threatened with death on Isis video
Discussion: Associated Press
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Journalists, lawyers, social workers form Professionals for Information Privacy Coalition to oppose UK police spying
Ed Vulliamy / Observer:
A week inside Charlie Hebdo: how the ‘survival issue’ was made
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