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The volatile love affair that is the CBS–Viacom merger saga may finally be coming to a close as the merger plan was approved by Viacom parent company National Amusements and the S-4 registration (merger form) declared effective by the SEC. Closure of the deal is expected in early December. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish will head up the merged entity as CEO and President.   Apple will switch on its much-anticipated video streaming platform Apple TV+ tomorrow (November 1). The competitively priced $4.99 a month service will also include a student special bundling in Apple Music at no additional cost, presumably to boost usage of the music streaming service amid lackluster competition against leader Spotify. Apple TV+ will launch with only…

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