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7:15 AM ET, September 13, 2017


 Top News: 
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” …
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  —  Apple is now selling and renting digital 4K movies via iTunes, in addition to its HD and SD resolution versions.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Bannon, Trump, and allies constantly condemn established media, undermining democracy, and then turn to them when they need to spread a message credibly  —  President Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, rarely speaks publicly and is known to egg on the president in his trashing of the mainstream media.
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  —  Mark Felt wasn't out to protect American democracy and the rule of law; he was out to get a promotion.  —  Columnists, talking heads …
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  —  Culture secretary says she is minded to refer £11.7bn deal to regulator over media plurality and broadcasting standards
Stewart Clarke / Variety:   21st Century Fox backs legal challenge to CBS' bid for Australia's Ten Network; opponents say alternative bid from Murdoch, and another company not considered
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Time Warner Inc's Bleacher Report says Facebook is paying it millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, called “No Script”  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc FB.N is paying Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show …
Emily Feng / Financial Times:
Chinese news aggregator Toutiao to block Sina Weibo services from its platform after months of disagreements on content ownership  —  Chinese news aggregator Toutiao is severing its content-sharing links with internet company Sina, as the country's most valuable tech companies become increasingly protective over content.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
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Dan Merica / CNN:
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