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2:05 PM ET, August 29, 2017


 Top News: 
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
Disney and its ABC television station, KTRK Houston, donate $1M to the American Red Cross to support its Harvey relief efforts  —  The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station in Houston, KTRK, will commit $1 million to the American Red Cross for its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the company announced Tuesday.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sky will stop broadcasting Fox News in the UK as of September 5 at 4pm; sources say decision not connected to takeover bid, channel only draws 2K viewers a day  —  Sources say decision to stop broadcasting Fox News is not connected to Fox's £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
ShowTime faces class-action lawsuit from customers who are suing the network over its in-app low quality stream of the McGregor-Mayweather fight  —  Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit.  —  Before the sweat was dry …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, steps down as board announces a financial review, which could trigger sale of its building  —  Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, stepped down suddenly on Monday as the museum's board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's talks with Hollywood studios hampered by pricing disagreements over 4K content, ready for new Apple TV, with Apple wanting to charge $20/movie  —  Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Emails show hoaxer distributed information for stories written by Claude Taylor and promoted by Louise Mensch; Taylor offers apology after being approached  —  Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information …
Joe Lemire / SportTechie:
How Intel's weekly MLB broadcast, run by a team of ~12 people, uses VR to give viewers new viewpoints within the game alongside director-led “VR-Cast” option  —  NEW YORK — Those fans at Citi Field whose seats were low near the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks' dugout last Tuesday …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
NFL debuts a new 30-minute live show, #NFLBlitz, on Twitter tonight at 7PM ET  —  Twitter lost streaming rights NFL Thursday Night Football games to Amazon this season, in a deal valued at around $50 million - up from the $10 million Twitter had paid previously.
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Mădălina Ciobanu /
How US-based nonprofit ORBmedia, which is focused on in-depth reporting of global issues, publishes stories in multiple formats and languages  —  The non-profit organisation publishes stories in four formats, including text and audio, and translates them into four languages
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