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Windstream Announces Web Programming on New Merge Service

Source: Windstream Press Release

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) announced it is unveiling an exclusive behind-the-scenes web series featuring Emmy-award winning entertainment journalist Mark Steines. The series, “On The Mark,” will give consumers Mark’s firsthand insights into pop culture and entertainment news.  

The first of 14 episodes is available on the company’s Facebook and YouTube pages and will air on a bi-weekly basis for six months. The first two episodes of On the Mark will feature Mark’s thoughts on the history of the red carpet and the evolution of television show names.
On March 1, Windstream launched Merge, its new high-speed Internet and streaming entertainment service. Merge allows consumers to customize their entertainment experiences with high-speed access to their specific programming choices from the Internet directly to their television. 

Stimulus Funds Used to Produce Online Soap Opera

Source: The Washington Times

According to an article on The Washington TimesOne Economy is using more than $1.5 million of the $28 million it was awarded by the Department of Commerce to create programming such as “Diary of a Single Mom,” which the group says will help provide an incentive for people to connect to the Internet.

The company said that the group spends most of the money from the grant on wiring people to the Internet and on educating them on broadband access and only a portion of the grant, estimated between $1.5 million and $2 million, helps produce the sort of programming not available in mainstream media, the article reported.