News of Note—Cable pioneer Les Read passes, more

News of note
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> Sports-focused virtual MVPD fuboTV is rolling out (in beta) 4K Ultra HD and HDR10 compatible content, starting with the 2018 World Cup. FierceVideo story

> Leslie “Les” H. Read, an important fixture at cable events for years, and the well-loved and respected “voice” for the Cable Pioneers, died June 28 while recovering from a recent heart attack. He was 82 years old. Multichannel News story

> Gravy is a livestreaming, gamified shopping show that has arrived on a scene currently flush with live mobile trivia game shows. Amid the uncertainty of making money from trivia shows, Gravy may have found a sustainable monetization model. FierceVideo story

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> According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, a California man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last fall because the man was angry over the repeal of network neutrality rules. Multichannel News story

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