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8:35 AM ET, September 13, 2017


 Top News: 
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Apple has now signed deals to sell 4K movies with every major Hollywood studio, except for one key player: Disney  —  Apple TV will offer Hollywood movies in the high-resolution format, called either 4K or UHD, for ultra-high definition  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -.40% has signed new deals …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Eddy Cue says Apple TV app adding Sports tab, will expand to Canada and Australia this month, and to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and UK by year's end  —  Alongside the introduction of the new 4K and HDR ready Apple TV, the company today also announced that it's bringing its “TV” …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Apple News is experimenting with a featured video section, comprised of editor-picked content, that runs multiple times a week  —  Apple News is still in its infancy as a news platform, but it's already testing its own modest pivot to video.  —  Apple has tried out a featured video section inside …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
4K HDR movies on iTunes to cost same as HD cost previously; past HD purchases to get free upgrade to 4K; 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime coming
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Experts debate fallout if US government narrows the media carve-out under Foreign Agents Registration Act, after reports of targeting of Sputnik and RT America  —  There's little doubt that Kremlin-bankrolled media outlets RT America and Sputnik played an insidious role in last year's presidential campaign …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
New York Times White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush sign deal with Random House for book about Trump  —  The New York Times' masters of West Wing insider detail just made a book deal with Random House.  But they want it to be more than the book version of the reality show.
Discussion: @joepompeo, Slate, The Wrap and Mashable
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
In a strongly-worded letter, the UK government criticized Fox News, saying its lack of internal compliance procedures was a serious failure  —  Karen Bradley letter explains why she intends to refer Fox's proposed takeover of Sky to competition authorities
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid faces six-month investigation after the UK's Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced she's referring it to the competition watchdog
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Spike TV reorganizes ahead of rebranding as Paramount Network; about 20 layoffs also affect TV Land and CMT amid restructuring  —  Viacom's Spike TV is experiencing a shake-up ahead of its January relaunch as Paramount Network.  The reorganization will see programming head Tom Zappala depart …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Hearst announces new editor-in-chief of Elle, Nina Garcia, who was Marie Claire's creative director since 2012, replacing longtime editor-in-chief Robbie Myers  —  She will replace Robbie Myers, whose exit was announced on Monday.  —  Nina Garcia will be the new editor in chief of Elle, Hearst said Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AT&T now offers free HBO on its cheaper $60/month Unlimited Choice plan, in addition to its premium Unlimited Plus plan  —  AT&T announced this morning it's adding free HBO to all customers on its unlimited wireless plans, including both Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice.
Ed Caesar / Esquire:
Profile of Evening Standard EIC George Osborne, an ex-Conservative MP with little journalistic experience who's using the paper to attack political adversaries  —  No one saw it coming: in March, to the shock of his friends, the horror of his enemies and the dismay of many observers …
Discussion: Guido Fawkes
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Max Holland / Politico:
Analysis of Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat, whose leaks to media were motivated by ambition to become FBI director, not to protect American democracy
Emily Feng / Financial Times:
Chinese news aggregator Toutiao to block Sina Weibo services from its platform after months of disagreements on content ownership
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Hulk Hogan will discuss the Gawker case and its impact on his life for the first time in an interview with TMZ's Harvey Levin on Levin's Fox News show
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Dan Merica / CNN:
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John Williams / New York Times:
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