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8:25 PM ET, August 31, 2015

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Sources: Apple escalates talks with Hollywood execs, seeking to have development and production teams ready by 2016 to compete with Netflix  —  Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple's addition of content blocking in OS X and iOS could make ad-supported business models unviable  —  Life After Content Blocking  —  By Jean-Louis Gassée Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience.
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Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
TV networks are testing ways to overcome ad-blockers  —  TV Networks Confront Ad Blockers Erasing Their Commercials Online  —  CBS Blocks the Blockers While Fox Explores Friendlier Ad Models  —  Hulu and CBS.com won't show episodes to people using ad blockers, but the approach isn't universal.
Discussion: Mashable
Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed in talks to lease 250K-square-foot former Ford factory in Los Angeles  —  BuzzFeed Is Laying Groundwork For Major Expansion in Los Angeles  —  BuzzFeed is eyeing a big expansion in Los Angeles.  —  The rising digital media star is in discussions to lease a century-old former Ford auto factory …
Agence France-Presse:
Two VICE journalists and their Iraqi translator charged with “engaging in terror activity” on behalf of ISIS, remanded in custody by Turkish court  —  Turkish court arrests British journalists on terror charges: AFP  —  Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) - A court in Turkey's southeastern city …
Jess Jiang / NPR.org:
NPR celebrates tenth anniversary since launching its podcasts  —  NPR Podcasts Turn 10!  —  New technologies come with a big asterisk.  We can never be sure whether they'll catch on and stick around for more than one or two seasons worth of holiday promotions.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Hulu Pact Could Get Epix What It Wants Most: Comcast Carriage  —  Securing a new deal with Hulu could better position Epix for an even bigger pact with Comcast, according to analysts.  —  The premium cable net is available in nearly 50 million homes but lacks distribution with the biggest pay-TV provider …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
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Alex Stedman / Variety:
Epix signs multi-year distribution deal with Hulu, will not renew its deal with Netflix after current agreement expires in September
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sling's Streaming TV Service For Cord Cutters Now Runs On Amazon Tablets  —  Sling TV, the Dish-owned live TV service aimed at cord cutters - or those who never wanted to sign up for a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription in the first place - is today available on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal Headed to Trial Over Reporter's Age Discrimination Claims  —  Frank Snepp, former KNBC investigative reporter, was fired at the age of 69.  —  At age 72, Frank Snepp is quietly having a remarkable year and now could be on the verge of trial against NBCUniversal.
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine:
Parents of murdered WDBJ journalist Alison Parker vow to fight for gun control  —  ‘These People Are Messing With the Wrong Family’: Alison Parker's Parents Vow to Fight for Gun Control  —  They called out Virginia lawmakers supported by the NRA.  —  Shares
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
After a warning from the New York Stock Exchange of possible delisting, McClatchy authorizes stock buyback, makes debt payment; shares rise  —  Financial maneuvers bring McClatchy share price back up  —  Typically, having a stock trading at $1.27 a share is not cause for celebration.
 
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