Philly EnterpriseTech Daily Roundup 11/15: David's Bridal, HQ2, Xfinity Stream & Nielsen, Comcast & Trump

Tom Paine

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Conshohocken-based David’s Bridal, America’s largest wedding dress chain, is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as next week, Bloomberg News reports . Stores are expected to remain open while the retailer reorganizes.

Pennsylvania was willing to pony up $4.6B for HQ2, the Business Journal reports .

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream Viewing Will Soon Count Toward Nielsen TV Ratings, Variety reports .

The Hill: DOJ official: Evidence, not Trump tweets, led to Comcast probe . (Sure thing).

The head of Liberty Media, one of the biggest players in the media business, has warned that Silicon Valley money has flooded the entertainment industry — and said that even Netflix could eventually be subsumed by the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple.

"No traditional media player would find it possible to play on these terms," said Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media.

Maffei also said Liberty, either through the Braves [which it owns} or Charter Communications (which it controls) had an interest in bidding
on the Fox Regional SpotsNets, which were part of the Disney deal but Disney is now required to divest them. Most had assumed that Fox would buy
them back from Disney at a discount. But Fox SportSouth has TV rights for the Braves, which could make it more attractive to Liberty.