News of Note—Comcast, AT&T, fuboTV, Moonves and more

News of note
National Amusements’ Shari Redstone is reportedly planning to let go of CBS CEO Les Moonves if CBS and Viacom can’t come to terms on a remerger plan. (Pixabay)

> Comcast has set April 16-22 for its sixth annual Xfinity Watchathon. And in a new twist, the company will offer a subset of programming to internet-only customers, including HBOs “Game of Thrones,” via the MSO’s Xfinity Stream app for mobile devices and web portal. Multichannel News article

> National Amusements’ Shari Redstone is reportedly planning to let go of CBS CEO Les Moonves if CBS and Viacom can’t come to terms on a remerger plan. FierceVideo article

> FuboTV, the sports-oriented OTT TV service, said it has added Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV) to its “Sports Plus” package. Multichannel News article

> The FCC is cracking down on Sinclair’s plan to spin off television stations in Chicago and New York as part of its proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. FierceVideo article

> AT&T significantly increased its TV advertising efforts in March, outspending the rest of the nation's top wireless network operators by a wide margin. FierceWireless article