News of Note—C Spire, NFL, Fox and more

News of note
The NFL is roping Fox and ABC into a new broadcast arrangement for coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft. (Pixabay)

> Wilt Hildenbrand, a longtime executive of Cablevision Systems Corp., a cable engineering pioneer and industry legend, has died of a heart attack at the age of 70, multiple people in the industry have confirmed. Multichannel News article

> The NFL is roping Fox and ABC into a new broadcast arrangement for coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft. FierceVideo article

> LiveU is combining LiveU's HEVC bonding technology with satellite connectivity service in addition to the cellular service it currently provides. FierceVideo article

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> Rural broadband got a bit of love from the government as Congress is earmarking $600 million for rural broadband as part of its $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. FierceTelecom article

> C Spire’s chief executive reiterated the company’s longtime position on whether it would participate in telecom’s M&A activity: only as a buyer, not as a seller. FierceWireless article

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