News of Note—Channel Master, E.W. Scripps, Amazon and more

News of note

> Channel Master has debuted an Android TV-powered DVR targeted toward cord cutters. Variety story

> E.W. Scripps Co. has signed distribution agreements for Newsy with Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum and other TV service providers, covering nearly 26 million subscribers in total. FierceVideo story

> After a years-long rocky relationship, Amazon and Google are downright palling around now as the Amazon Prime Video app has finally debuted for Android TV. FierceVideo story

> The FCC today confirmed that it is proposing a $13,376,200 fine against Sinclair Broadcast Group for failing to attach the required disclosures to programming sponsored by a third party. FierceVideo story

> Samsung launched a research initiative, reorganizing its Software R&D division and Digital Media & Communications R&D center into a single entity. FierceWireless story

> Bonds related to KentuckyWired’s plans to build a fiber network in Kentucky via a public-private partnership received a downgrade—from stable to negative—from Moody's Investors Service. FierceTelecom story