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4:45 AM ET, November 3, 2015


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Sources: Trump campaign to deal directly with networks on debates, upending joint proposal from GOP candidates  —  Trump campaign to negotiate directly with TV networks on debate formats  —  Donald Trump and his advisers have decided to work directly with television executives and take a lead role …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
TV Networks Likely To Push Back Against Republican Debate Demands  —  The nation's big TV-news outlets are likely to push back against many demands by the Republican National Committee to change the nature of the big televised debates among the party's candidates for President.
Washington Post:
GOP presidential campaigns map out rules for more control of TV debates
Frank Pallotta / CNNMoney:
CBS All Access SVOD and streaming service gets a boost with launch of new Star Trek series in January 2017  —  New ‘Star Trek’ series to blast off on CBS streaming service  —  CBS is about to boldly go where we've kind of been before.  —  A new “Star Trek” television series will arrive …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Behind Henry Blodget's plans to turn Business Insider into the financial publication of record for the digital generation
Alex Weprin / Politico:
By making Star Trek exclusive to All Access, CBS shows it is serious about competing with Netflix, Amazon, others with its own streaming service
Discussion: Fortune
Jay Greene / The Seattle Times:
Amazon Books, the digital retailer's first brick-and-mortar store, to open in University Village Seattle on Tuesday with 5K-6K titles  —  Amazon opens first brick-and-mortar bookstore — at U Village  —  Two decades after it started selling books online, Amazon opens a shopping center storefront with books for sale on actual shelves.
Jeremy Barr / Politico:
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger announces succession plan  —  At a staff meeting Monday morning, New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. announced that the company has initiated a succession process, and that a deputy publisher will be named within two years, according to a source.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Viacom, TiVo partner to give TV advertisers more data  —  Nov 2 Media company Viacom Inc and set-top box maker TiVo Inc have formed a partnership designed to help advertisers better target their TV commercials and determine if their ads led to store visits or purchases, executives said.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Vice to announce TV channel as early as Tuesday, in talks to get $200M from Disney  —  Vice Media Rides Lofty Expectations  —  Company known for edgy reporting is poised to get its own TV channel in a deal with A+E  —  In the current crop of new-media companies touting their ability …
Rick Carew / Wall Street Journal:
KKR commits up to $300M for media deals in Asia, launching Emerald Media, takes minority stake in CA Media, backed by Chernin Group  —  KKR to Back Pan-Asia Media Investment Platform Emerald Media  —  N.Y. private-equity firm to invest up to $300 million  —  HONG KONG—Private-equity firm KKR & Co …
FCC and Justice Department investigating global radio network covertly controlled by China, airing in US from stations including WCRW near Washington  —  FCC, Justice Department investigate covert Chinese radio network  —  The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sonos software update next week will break Audible support, companies working on a fix but no timeframe given  —  Audible will stop working with Sonos next week  —  Once a new software update arrives for Sonos devices next week, Audible audiobooks will no longer be supported on the platform.
Takedown database Chilling Effects changes name to Lumen, broadens scope, expands globally with new partners in Italy, Brazil, and India  —  The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: A History of Growth and Expansion  —  As hard as it is to believe, the Chilling Effects project launched nearly fifteen years ago, in 2001.
Discussion: @lumendatabase and @nicolewong
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