News of Note—Comcast, DirecTV Now, Tegna and more

News of note

AT&T has begun beta testing its new cloud DVR for DirecTV Now, with the service on track to launch in the fall. Streaming Observer story 

Comcast, Fujitsu, and Samsung are among a new group of companies to join the Open Network Automation Platform Project, reflecting rapid growth in less than six months after the initiative was launched into the open source community. FierceTelecom story 

E.W. Scripps Company is buying four Katz diginets in a deal worth $302 million. The four national networks—Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff—each reach more than 80% of all U.S. households. FierceBroadcasting story 


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Tegna has its sights set on consolidation following a second quarter during which the company’s revenues from continuing operations grew 2.6%. FierceBroadcasting story 

CBS Corp. is making streaming news service CBSN available on its CBS All Access vMVPD service. Multichannel News story 


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