News of Note—Amazon Studios, Sling TV, NBC, NFL and more

News of note

> Amazon Studios boss Roy Price has resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal. CNN Money article

> Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, told the audience today at the TV2020 Conference at NAB in New York that the rights for Thursday Night Football on broadcast could enter the discussion stage within the next 60 to 90 days. FierceBroadcasting article

> Verizon feels that OTT streaming customers shouldn't bear the brunt of a retransmission impasse between their internet provider—often a cable operator—and programmers, and wants the FCC to consider this in any reform of the retransmission consent process. FierceOnlineVideo article


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> Sinclair Broadcasting CEO Chris Ripley confirmed reports from earlier this year that his company is switching from Nielsen to ComScore for its audience ratings. FierceBroadcasting article

> Tying a promotion to the season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Sling TV is letting new customers watch its service for free on Sunday. Release


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