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AFC Championship Sets 4-Year NFL High With 53.1 Million Viewers
CBS Sports broadcast of Kansas Citys AFC Championship Game win over Cincinnati on Sunday averaged 53.124 million viewers per Nielsen finals, up 11% from last years AFC contest to mark the most-watched NFL Conference Championship in four years and the most-watched television program on any network since the 2022 Super Bowl. (Earlier in the day, over on Fox, the Eagles NFC Championship win averaged 47.5 million viewers.) The post AFC Championship Sets 4-Year NFL High With 53.1 Million Viewe...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:22:13 PM


With Showtime Merging Into Paramount+, Erin Calhoun To Oversee Streaming & Cross-Company Public
Following Mondays announcement that Showtimes linear and streaming platforms will be rebranded to Paramount+ With Showtime, Paramount Global has promoted Showtime and Paramount TV Studios communications chief Erin Calhoun to the new role of EVP of communications of Paramount Streaming and Cross-Company Publicity. The news of the execs elevation comes as CBS Interactives Susan Lundgren exits her post, giving Calhoun expanded purview across brands. The post With Showtime Merging Into Paramo...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:53:22 PM


New York Focus, the Empire State–centered newsroom, aims to hold Albany accountable
At the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin last October, Evan Smith, former CEO of the Texas Tribune, asked Dean Baquet, former executive editor of The New York Times, whether he was “bullish or bearish” on the state of the news industry. “I see people getting into the news business in ways that they couldnt before,”...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:40:54 PM


Peacock Drops Free Tier For New Sign-Ups, Will Offer Paid Plans Only To New Customers
Peacock will no longer offer their free tier for new subscribers. Instead, new users who attempt to sign up for NBCUniversals streaming service will now only be given the option to subscribe to its two premium tiers — Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus. Existing users will continue to have access to the free tier of Peacock, where a substantial library of film and TV will still remain. The post Peacock Drops Free Tier For New Sign-Ups, Will Offer Paid Plans Only To New Customers appea...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:07:57 PM


Why Ralph Nader is launching a print newspaper
Beginning with his hometown in northwest Connecticut, the 88-year-old consumer advocate is determined to do something about the news desert crisis. The post Why Ralph Nader is launching a print newspaper appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:44:26 AM


Nexstar Pitches Growth To Wall Street
CEO calls his company “a unicorn in the media and entertainment sector and the power of our platform is not something that has been seen before,” describing Nexstars portfolio that includes not only the nations largest TV station group (200-plus), but also the NewsNation cable network, the recently acquired CW broadcast network and a broad array of digital properties. “We have the same national reach as the larger-cap media companies,” he noted. The post Nexstar Pitches Growth To Wall Str...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:24:31 AM


What the news media get wrong in coverage of eating disorders and how they can improve
Every morning I scroll through my Google Alerts to stay up to date on the medias coverage of eating disorders. Some days, the headlines in the alerts point me toward […] The post What the news media get wrong in coverage of eating disorders and how they can improve appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:00:34 AM


Does airing Bill Maher weekly mean CNN is ready for a full dive into comedy?
Ever since Chris Licht took over as the big boss at CNN last April, one of the big questions he faced was: What to do about prime time? He had […] The post Does airing Bill Maher weekly mean CNN is ready for a full dive into comedy? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:30:35 AM


Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward
Former President Trump is suing journalist Bob Woodward over interview recordings that Trump alleges he didnt agree could be included in an audiobook. Trump concedes that he consented to Woodward recording their conversations for the purpose of a book, and gave 19 interviews to the veteran journalist in 2019 and 2020, which Woodward included in his 2020 book Rage . But the former president is arguing the agreement doesnt cover the inclusion of those audio files in The Trump Tapes , an audiob...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:59:51 AM


National TV Ad Decline Moderates In December, Falls 2%
Although Decembers national linear TV ad spending improved compared to previous months, it still declined 2%, according to Standard Media Index — to roughly $3.7 billion. Looking at the entire fourth quarter, the national TV marketplace was down 6% — an improvement from the 16% decline of the third quarter. For the calendar year 2022, national TV ad spend was down 5% versus the 2021 year — and 14% lower than 2019. The post National TV Ad Decline Moderates In December, Falls 2% appeared firs...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:43:13 AM


ABC News Faces Talent Choices After GMA3 Anchors Amy Robach And T.J. Holmes Exit
Executives at the Disney news division — and its corporate parent — hoped to cut recent scrutiny by parting ways with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, the co-anchors of early-afternoon program GMA3  who also had a romantic relationship despite being married to other people. On Friday, the two sides broke up, so to speak, with ABC News President Kim Godwin telling staffers she hoped their departure would end a period of “distraction” at the home of Good Morning America and World News Tonight.  But...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:27:51 AM


Sling TV Adds ABC Stations In 8 Major Cities, Becomes Go-To vMVPD For NBA Postseason
In a major programming addition, Sling TV will now carry ABC-owned stations in eight major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Unfortunately for Sling Orange tier customers in those markets, who also have access to local NBC and Fox stations, the price of their service is going up another $5 to $45 a month. And the price of the combined Orange/Blue tier is also going up for them by $5 to $60 a month. The post Sling TV Adds ABC Stations In 8 Major ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:06:33 AM


The White House plans to let the pandemic public health emergency end May 11
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post The White House plans to let the pandemic public health emergency end May 11 appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:00:32 AM


US spending in Afghanistan dwarfs aid to Ukraine
Congress on four separate occasions has approved billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine since Russia first invaded the country last February. But is that twice what the U.S. spent […] The post US spending in Afghanistan dwarfs aid to Ukraine appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 4:55:49 AM


Station Groups Stick To Sales Plans As Uncertain 23 Sets In
Without political advertising and with, possibly, a recession on the horizon, station groups rely on their customer-focused approach to drive cross-platform businesses with omnichannel, client-focused campaigns.  Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box t...
TV News Check at Tuesday, January 31, 2023 4:30:11 AM


‘Laverne & Shirley’ Actor Cindy Williams Dies
Williams also starred in director George Lucas' 1973 film American Graffiti and director Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation from 1974. But she was by far best known for Laverne & Shirley , the Happy Days spinoff that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983 that in its prime was among the most popular shows on TV. Williams played the straitlaced Shirley to Marshall's more libertine Laverne on the show about a pair of roommates that worked at a Milwaukee bottling factory in the 1950s and '60s...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 7:18:14 PM


Showtime Linear Network Rebrands As Paramount+ With Showtime
Showtime will no longer be a stand-alone brand. Paramount Global revealed Monday that the company is rebranding the premium cable network as “Paramount+ with Showtime” as part of a wide-ranging change that also brings the two brands together in the streaming world. Chris McCarthy will continue to lead the Showtime studio and oversee network operations for the linear channel and work closely with Tom Ryan, who will oversee the Paramount+ with Showtime streaming business. The post Showtime Line...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 4:16:35 PM


Fox and Hulu Sign Multiyear Partnership To Continue Primetime Series Streaming
Fox Entertainment and Hulu have reached a multi-year content partnership which includes in-season streaming rights for Foxs expansive programming slate and an extensive multi-platform strategic marketing alliance, the companies announced Monday. Under the terms of the agreement, all Fox primetime entertainment programming – ranging from Family Guy and The Cleaning Lady to The Masked Singer and Next Level Chef — will continue to stream on Hulu the next day following its linear telecast. ...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 3:13:29 PM


Take special care with coverage of police violence and protests
This article was originally published on Trusting News’ Medium publication. Each time were faced with incidents of police brutality and resulting protests, journalists must make careful decisions about how to […] The post Take special care with coverage of police violence and protests appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 30, 2023 1:43:30 PM


This report sees journalistic “bias” less as partisanship and more as relying on too-comfortable hab
When people say the news is biased, what do they mean? Versions of the critique can range from the cartoonishly simple to the paralyzingly complex. On one end of the spectrum lie straightforward claims of journalistic corruption. (“George Soros pays reporters to write fake news!” “No reporter can tell the truth without getting fired by...
Nieman Labs at Monday, January 30, 2023 1:01:02 PM


Rogers, Shaw Extend Closing Date Of Merger To Feb. 17
Canada's Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications said on Monday they extended the deadline for their C$20 billion ($15.01 billion) merger to Feb. 17 from the end of January, as the companies await government approval. The deal requires the final approval from Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne for the transfer of spectrum licenses held by Shaw's Freedom Mobile unit to Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron. The post Rogers, Shaw Extend Closing Date Of Merger To Feb. 17 appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 7:09:11 AM


Tony Elkins, thought leader in design, product thinking and DEIB, joins Poynter faculty
Quick Facts: Tony Elkins starts at Poynter today as our newest faculty member. He comes to Poynter from Gannett/USA Today, where he served as product director and senior director of […] The post Tony Elkins, thought leader in design, product thinking and DEIB, joins Poynter faculty appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 30, 2023 7:00:39 AM


Face the press! Sunday morning moderators Margaret Brennan and Chuck Todd show their skills in conte
Its not an easy job. They deal with uncooperative guests and often get nitpicked and slammed by media observers like, well, yours truly. But the moderators of the Sunday morning […] The post Face the press! Sunday morning moderators Margaret Brennan and Chuck Todd show their skills in contentious interviews appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 30, 2023 6:30:17 AM


Brian Wieser Makes It Official, Steps Down At GroupM
Brian Wieser is exiting as global president-business intelligence of WPP's GroupM unit. Wieser, who announced late last year that he was turning over day-to-day operations of GroupM's forecasting and business intelligence to successor Kate Scott-Dawkins, has not disclosed what he plans to do next, but at least part of it will continue being co-host with Scott-Dawkins on their weekly This Week Next Week podcast. The post Brian Wieser Makes It Official, Steps Down At GroupM appeared first on...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 6:03:41 AM


Paul Pelosi Attacker David DePape Makes Chilling Call To KTVU
David DePape, the man caught on police body camera viciously attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer and who has been charged with attempted murder, called KTVU San Frandiscio's reporter Amber Lee in the newsroom on Friday. “I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. Im so sorry I didnt get more of them. Its my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” DePape said in the taped five-minute conversation with Lee. The post Paul Pelosi A...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 5:57:15 AM


Paramount To Provide CBS Network Feed To Fubo If Affiliates Opt Out Of Deal
Paramount Global will provide FuboTV with a CBS network feed — stripped of local programming — to stream in markets where CBS affiliates turned down a distribution fee deal negotiated by the network. According to a confidential memo sent to affiliates by the CBS affiliate board, CBS set a 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 27) deadline for stations to opt in or out of the deal. In markets where stations opt out, their programming will be replaced with the network feed on Fubo effective today at 5 p.m. The nati...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 5:08:02 AM


Will the death of Tyre Nichols spark police reform?
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post Will the death of Tyre Nichols spark police reform? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 30, 2023 5:00:53 AM


Sen. Ed Markey Urges Movement On Sohn Nomination
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is urging Congress to move the nomination of Gigi Sohn to be the fifth member of the FCC. “It is outrageous that the FCC has gone without a full slate of commissioners while the nomination of the supremely qualified and prepared nominee, Gigi Sohn, languishes amidst lies and homophobia,“ Markey said. He is primarily addressing fellow Democrats since they control the gavel in committees and have the votes to discharge the nomination from the committee and approve her to t...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 4:59:20 AM


A claim vastly overstates the governments spending on TSAs gender-neutral screening technology
A man recording a video while in line at the airport Transportation Security Administration checkpoint had another agenda besides flying. In the video posted Jan. 19 on Facebook thats been viewed nearly […] The post A claim vastly overstates the governments spending on TSAs gender-neutral screening technology appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, January 30, 2023 4:55:57 AM


Industry Groups Chip Away At Currency Problem
The newly formed Joint Industry Committee aims to set measurement, currency standards by an aggressive March 1 deadline. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you dont see Membe...
TV News Check at Monday, January 30, 2023 4:30:13 AM


As Writers Strike Looms, Reality Producers Optimistic About Possible Unscripted Boom
A potential writers strike would be incredibly harmful for many in Hollywood, but theres one sector of the entertainment industry that is quietly optimistic that it could lead to a boom for them: the unscripted television makers. As history has shown, theres also precedent for an uptick — from the 1988 strike that led to the creation of Foxs  Cops  and the 2007-08 strike, which bolstered unscripted shows such as  The Amazing Race  and  Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The post As Writers ...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 1:31:54 PM


IBCAP Credits Automation Tools For 2022 Success In Removing Pirated Content Worldwide
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) announced “key” 2022 achievements in protecting its members content and removing pirate services from the U.S. market and worldwide. Through the continued development of its proprietary software that enables automated scanning of set-top boxes and automated sending of takedown notices, the group said its IBCAP lab more than doubled the number […] The post IBCAP Credits Automation Tools For 2022 Success In Removing Pirated C...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 1:12:48 PM


CraftsyTV Lands On Xumo Play
TN Marketing, a Minnesota-based international online media company, announced the launch of its channel, CraftsyTV, on the free ad-supported TV (FAST) platform Xumo Play. The channel will feature a wide range of instructional tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, and how-to videos on various creative categories such as knitting, baking, sewing, painting, paper crafts, embroidery, woodworking, crocheting, and […] The post CraftsyTV Lands On Xumo Play appeared first on TV News Check .
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 1:03:30 PM


WICT Network Announces 2022 Chapter Award Honorees And 2023 Incoming Chapter Presidents and Advisers
The WICT Network has announced both its 2022 chapter award recipients and its 2023 chapter presidents and advisors. The WICT Network chapter awards measure important aspects of the Model Chapter Business Plan (MCBP), where chapters earn points for performance metrics that meet or exceed guidelines provided in the MCBP. The WICT Network presents the Chapter […] The post WICT Network Announces 2022 Chapter Award Honorees And 2023 Incoming Chapter Presidents and Advisers appeared first on...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 12:50:19 PM


Essential self-care for journalists covering the death of Tyre Nichols
Late Thursday night, I exchanged messages with an anxious, sleep-deprived broadcast journalist friend in Memphis, who is awaiting the release of the graphic video of Tyre Nichols being beaten by […] The post Essential self-care for journalists covering the death of Tyre Nichols appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 27, 2023 11:45:41 AM


Mongolia moves to seize power to shut down internet, control social media
The Mongolian parliament passed a multipronged law last week that would ban users from posting information about any public official without express government consent. Any information shared in an online […] The post Mongolia moves to seize power to shut down internet, control social media appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 27, 2023 11:06:50 AM


Zero Density Names Brad Rumler Vice President Of Sales & Business Development, US & Canada
Zero Density, a provider of real-time virtual production and broadcast graphics products, has appointed Brad Rumler vice president of sales and business development for the U.S. and Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the broadcast, media, and entertainment industries followed by 10 years in virtual production and real-time graphics. Early […] The post Zero Density Names Brad Rumler Vice President Of Sales & Business Development, US & Canada appeared firs...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 10:01:14 AM


Riedel Communications Promotes Rick Seegull To SVP Technology & Business Development, The Ameri
Riedel Communications today announced that Rick Seegull has been promoted to SVP technology and business development for the Americas. Seegull was previously the VP of system consulting for the Americas, where he managed the team of system consultants and project engineers to design, install, and support numerous innovative installations throughout the Americas. In his new […] The post Riedel Communications Promotes Rick Seegull To SVP Technology & Business Development, The Americas...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 9:55:08 AM


Fox News Benjamin Hall returns to TV for the first time since he suffered horrific injuries in Ukra
For todays newsletter, interesting stories, media links and tidbits for your weekend review, starting with an inspirational story from Fox News. Benjamin Hall, the Fox News correspondent who was badly […] The post Fox News Benjamin Hall returns to TV for the first time since he suffered horrific injuries in Ukraine appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 27, 2023 6:30:26 AM


College Basketball Broadcaster Billy Packer Dies
Packer's broadcasting career coincided with the growth of college basketball. He worked as analyst or color commentator on every Final Four from 1975 to 2008. He received a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio and Sports Analyst in 1993. He was at 82. Above, CBS Sports announcers Packer (l) and Jim Nantz laugh during a break in the championship game in the Big Ten basketball tournament in Indianapolis, March 12, 2006. The post College Basketball Broadcaster Billy Packer Dies...
TV News Check at Friday, January 27, 2023 5:18:40 AM


The WHO votes today on whether to declare the pandemic over
The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post The WHO votes today on whether to declare the pandemic over appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 27, 2023 5:00:02 AM


Climate change is not a naturally occurring phenomenon. Humanity is the driving force.
As global leaders discussed climate change and other issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a social media post sought to downplay humanitys role in climate change. “Climate […] The post Climate change is not a naturally occurring phenomenon. Humanity is the driving force. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, January 27, 2023 4:55:14 AM


Former Public Media Employees Describe The Burnout And Frustration That Drove Them Away
Like other industries, public media has been struggling with retaining employees in recent years. According to CPB, the workforce of public media stations declined to 18,077 employees in January 2022 from a peak of 19,226 in January 2020 and below even 2016 levels. Some station leaders also say theyre struggling with hiring compared to previous years. In 2021, hiring in public media was at its lowest point in three years, even though there were more job openings than in 2020, according to CPB d...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:46:38 PM


Disney Reorganization Looms Ahead Of First Earnings Report Since Bob Igers Return
The initial exuberance and relief following Bob Igers return as Disney CEO has been replaced by anxiety as speculation about a pending corporate restructuring is intensifying — and with it, rumors about the layoffs that are likely to follow. Rumblings of a new organizational chart unveiling are growing louder amid mounting pressure on the company (including from activist investor Nelson Peltz) to stage a rebound with Iger back at the controls. The post Disney Reorganization Looms Ahead Of Fi...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:23:00 PM


Sinclair Announces Annual Diversity Scholarship Is Open For 2023 Submissions
Sinclair Broadcast Group today said the companys annual Diversity Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2023 school year. Having provided more than $250,000 in tuition assistance since 2013, the scholarship program aims to invest in the future of the broadcast industry and help students from diverse backgrounds, who reflect Sinclairs audiences nationwide, complete […] The post Sinclair Announces Annual Diversity Scholarship Is Open For 2023 Submissions appeared fi...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 2:22:14 PM


Cancellation Jitters: 13 Shows In Limbo On ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC & CW
Although most of the canceled TV show headlines of late have been focused on the big streamers, attention will soon shift to the beleaguered Big 5 broadcasters as the May upfronts draw closer . Many in-limbo shows on the 2023 Renewal Scorecard are a lock to return, but there are a handful of high-profile series on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW that remain very much on the bubble. The post Cancellation Jitters: 13 Shows In Limbo On ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC & CW appeared first on TV News Check...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:58:00 PM


The Simpsons, Family Guy & Bobs Burgers Renewed For Two Additional Seasons Through 2024-
Fox has handed early two-season renewals to three of its animation mainstays –  The Simpsons, Family Guy  and  Bobs Burgers – taking them through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle.  The Simpsons  will extend its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history with a renewal for its 35th and 36th seasons.  Bobs Burgers  will return for seasons 14 and 15 and  Family Guy  for its 22nd and 23rd seasons. The post The Simpsons, Family Guy & Bobs Burgers Renewed For Two...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:41:31 PM


Will Poker Face Start An Episodic TV Trend?
Serial killer? The Peacock series brings back crime-of-the-week format. “Sometimes you need palate cleansers,” said Nora Zuckerman, the show's co-executive producer. “Sometimes you want to sit and see a complete story, have that satisfying experience of a single episode of television. I think people are really gonna welcome it. In some way, it may reawaken peoples appetites for that kind of storytelling.” The post Will Poker Face Start An Episodic TV Trend? appeared first on TV News Chec...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:32:52 PM


BuzzFeed will start using AI to write quizzes and other content
Nothing like a spokesperson issuing assurances that BuzzFeed “remains focused on human-generated journalism” to make you feel good about the future of the news industry, right? The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday on a staff memo at BuzzFeed that laid out plans for the digital media company to use OpenAI — creator of ChatGPT —...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:26:57 PM


DirecTV Adds New Conservative Channel The First To Lineup
After raising Republican ire by dropping right-wing news channel Newsmax, DirecTV announced that it is adding The First, described as a conservative-appeal commentary channel, to its DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-verse TV services. DirecTV said it has made a multiyear commitment to carry the channel, which will be provided free to subscribers. DirecTV maintains that Newsmax is no longer being carried because it wanted a carriage fee after previously not charging one. The post DirecTV Adds New...
TV News Check at Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:19:28 PM


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