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FTC seeks re-hearing in AT&T throttling case; Paramount Pictures may lose CEO

TOP NEWS

* The U.S. FederalTrade Commission will seek a re-hearing in a speed throttling against , Multichannel News reports,citing a statement by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The decision to dismiss thecase against AT&T by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has"significant ramifications for our jurisdiction," Ramirez said beforea Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing panel.

 * Brad Grey,chairman and CEO of ViacomInc.'s Paramount Pictures, could be next in line to exit thecompany following news that Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob Moore isleaving the moviedivision, the New York Post reports,citing multiple sources. They added that Viacom's primary focus right now isfinding a replacement for Viacom interim CEO , who is stepping downas the interim CEO.

Internet & OTT

* FacebookInc. is working to launch its Facebook At Work service commercially in October,subscription publication The Information reports,citing a company executive. The social networking giant will reportedly chargecompanies based on the number of employees who use the service monthly.

* In more company news, Facebook's lawyers told U.S.District Judge Nicholas Garaufis that the company a "zero tolerance"approach against content that may promote terrorist activities, Reuters reports.The statement came in response to criticism by the judge at a previous hearing overconcerns about whether the company and the lawyers representing Facebook weretaking seriously lawsuits related to international terrorism and death ofinnocent people.

* Amazon.comInc.'s Amazon Studios placed ordersfor three new series for its Amazon Prime Video service, including one starringmartial arts film star Jean-Claude Van Damme. The three new series — "ILove Dick," "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" and "The Tick" —will become Amazon original series and premiere exclusively on Prime Video in2017 in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan, the company .

* In more company news, Amazon.com's free same-day deliveryis now available in Toronto and Vancouver, TechCrunch.com reports.Non-Prime members can seek same-day delivery for C$11.99 per order and anadditional C$1.99 per pound, per item after that.

* GoogleInc.'s YouTube will live stream the Streamy Awards on Oct. 4,according to a reportby The Hollywood Reporter. YouTubewill reportedly be the exclusive distribution partner for the sixth annualawards show, event organizers Tubefilter and Dick Clark Productions reportedlysaid.

Technology

* Amazon.com could be working with smart lock makerAugust Home and web-connected garage door opener Garageio to deliver parcelsinside the homes of users, The Information reports.The two companies plan to introduce a technology that would give the deliverypeople temporary access to users' homes.

The day ahead

Early morning futures indicators pointed to a mixed openingfor the U.S. market.

In Asia, the Hang Seng was up 0.20% to 23,619.65, and theNikkei 225 fell 1.31% to 16,465.40.

In Europe as of midday, the FTSE 100 rose 0.76% to 6,859.74,and the Euronext 100 climbed 0.69% to 878.71.

On the macro front

The Bank Reserve Settlement report, the MBA mortgageapplications report, the EIA petroleum status report and the durable goodsorders report are due out today.

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The Daily DoseEurope: Vivendi loses US class suit appeal; Facebook to appeal German privacyruling over WhatsApp: A U.S. appeals court upheld a judgment againstVivendi SA in ashareholder class-action lawsuit, while Facebook will appeal a German privacyruling regarding the collection and storage of data from WhatsApp users.

Asia videospotlight: Amazon gears up for Prime Video launch in India: In thisfeature, S&P Global Market Intelligence provides a roundup of news relatedto over-the-top, video-on-demand and other online video initiatives indifferent Asian markets.

The Daily DoseAsia-Pacific: Wanda eyes Dick Clark Productions; BBC Player goes live inSingapore: China's Dalian Wanda Group Corp. Ltd. is reportedly indiscussions about acquiring U.S. entertainment company Dick Clark Productions,while BBC WorldwideLtd. launched its SVOD service in Asia through Singapore's StarHub.

EuropeanRegulatory Spotlight: Google facing deadlines to respond to antitrustcharges: In this bi-weekly feature, S&P Global MarketIntelligence provides a roundup of significant recent regulatory events inEurope.

Tech Time:Microsoft, Adobe strike cloud partnership: In this feature, S&PGlobal Market Intelligence presents a bi-weekly global roundup of the latestdevelopments in technology.

The ProgramGuide: Joe Biden to appear on NBC's 'The Tonight Show'; SNL returns for season42: S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a roundup of recentprogramming announcements from various networks and online video platforms,including Comedy Central(US) greenlighting comedy "Problematic with Moshe Kasher"and the premiere of TLC(US)'s "Kindred Spirits" on Oct. 21.

CAPITALLetters: A look at big cable's plans for wireless: After decades ofbig cable and wireless providers battling each other over regulations andservices, the two largest U.S. cable TV operators are getting ready to offerlimited wireless services in 2017 by partnering with one of the biggestwireless carriers.

Featured research

WirelessInvestor: Small cell and tower projections through 2026: Urban LTEdensification, reduced red tape around site construction and 5G's expected useof millimeter spectrum are poised to make the next 10 years the decade of thesmall cell.

BroadcastInvestor: Retrans database update: 3 deals cover 12.8 million subs:Deals were signed between TribuneMedia Co. and DISHNetwork Corp. as well as Comcast Corp. and AT&T since our last update, andRapid Broadcasting and DISH ended an eight-month video signal disruption.

BroadcastInvestor: Deal market August — Continued low radio deal volume:With a total radio deal volume of $24.4 million, August was the 10th monthwithin the past 12 that has registered a radio deal volume of less than $50million.

MultichannelTrends: Bulls firmly in control of cable as top MSOs announce wirelessplans: Historically, the cable sector is a Wall Street darling, duein part to its nimbleness in adapting to technological and media changes todeliver steady cash flows, and it lived up to its track record in September.

WirelessInvestor: Google, Facebook duke it out on top of free iPhone apprankings: A look at the leading free iPhone app titles, genres anddevelopers for the second quarter based on SNL Kagan's analysis of iTunes data.

BroadcastInvestor: At NAB Radio Show, broadcast brokers are cautiously optimistic:The 2016 NAB Radio Show in Nashville carried a more optimistic vibe than theshows of previous years and registered its highest attendance since 2010.