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11:00 PM ET, October 26, 2016


 Top News: 
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:NEW!
Sources: Megyn Kelly seeks $20M for next Fox contract; Rupert Murdoch said he hopes to get contract signed soon and also wants to renew Bill O'Reilly's contract  —  ‘The Kelly File’ host is in active negotiations; keeping her at the network is a priority for management, including Rupert Murdoch.
Discussion: Adweek, Politico, CNNMoney, Mediaite and Variety
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap Inc. will seek to raise as much as $4B in its planned IPO, which could value the company at between $25B and $35B  —  Sale may value Snapchat at $25 billion to $35 billion  —  Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are leading the offering  —  Snapchat will seek to raise …
New York Times:
AT&T has 100 registered lobbyists and has given $11.3M to lawmakers and their causes since 2015, but Time Warner deal will test its influence in Washington  —  WASHINGTON — From the political right and the left, AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner has provoked pushback.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Fortune
Ina Fried / Recode:
Verizon is buying and shutting down Vessel, founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar; co-founder Richard Tom to be CTO for Verizon digital efforts including Go90  —  Kilar won't be joining Verizon, but his co-founder, Richard Tom, will.  —  Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel …
Ernesto Falcon / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
US Copyright Office favored the MPAA and cable companies in the debate over TV set-top box rules, emails obtained through FOIA show  —  Months of aggressive lobbying by the MPAA and its allies at the Copyright Office gave them the result they desired  —  In the current debate …
Discussion: Techdirt and @efffalcon
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple to unveil its new TV guide Thursday, aggregating available content and using deep links to ease searching; sources say Netflix won't be included  —  It's an easier way to find and watch video on Apple TV.  —  Apple plans to unveil its new version of a TV guide tomorrow during a product event in California.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Quartz launches first non-English product, La Agenda, a Spanish-language email newsletter combining original content with news translated from the Daily Brief  —  Quartz on Wednesday launched its first non-English product, a Spanish-language version of its daily Daily Brief email newsletter …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Comcast Q3 revenue: NBCUniversal's cable networks revenue rose 22% to $2.9B, while broadcast revenue increased 56.6% to $3.1B  —  Comcast on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations.  —  The company reported third-quarter earnings of 92 cents a share on revenue of $21.31 billion.
David Lieberman / Deadline:   Comcast announces Q3 earnings, posts net income of $2.24B, up 12.1% YoY, and revenues of $21.31B, up 14.2% YoY
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Tow-Knight Center receives $3.5M in new funding from the Knight Foundation; it will use the money to continue its work in fostering entrepreneurial journalism  —  The journalism industry is changing quickly.  And journalism schools often are slow to catch up.
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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
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