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Venezuela shuts off CNN in Spanish after criticizing story


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government pulled CNN in Spanish from the nation’s airwaves on Wednesday, shutting off the news channel after officials angrily criticized a report alleging the country’s diplomats sold passports to members of a Middle East terror group.

The National Telecommunications Commission announced it initiated sanctions because of news stories that it considered “direct aggressions” that “threaten the peace and democratic stability” of Venezuela, the agency said in a news release.

The move comes as the new U.S. administration seems to be trying to further isolate Venezuela’s embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called on Maduro to release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, saying he should be let “out of prison immediately.”

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https://www.apnews.com/b272e0252b0f40cfaa78b8d52aa5dc29/Venezuela-shuts-off-CNN-in-Spanish-after-criticizing-story

AT&T Mulls Reinvention for Web With $86 Billion Time Warner Deal

  • DirecTV parent wants to own leading Hollywood film, TV studio
  • Merger accord could be reached Sunday, announced by Monday

Time Warner Inc. and AT&T Inc. have survived the evolution of color TV and cable over the decades. Now they’re merging to adapt to the latest technological shifts: smartphones and streaming.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-22/at-t-mulls-reinvention-for-web-with-86-billion-time-warner-deal

AT&T-Time Warner may signal start of new media industry consolidation

The tie-up of AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc, bringing together one of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation amid massive changes in how people watch TV.

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/t-time-warner-may-signal-start-media-industry-120855460–finance.html