News of Note—Comcast, Disney, Apple, FuboTV, more

news of note

> Comcast said it will make its 137,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Florida available to the general public as the state deals with Hurricane Irma. Tallahassee Democrat article

> Walt Disney Company confirmed that along with its Disney and Pixar films, it’s also yanking its Star Wars and Marvel films from Netflix and putting them on its upcoming streaming service. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Apple has hired Kim Rozenfeld, former head of current programming at Sony Pictures Television, to serve as head of current and lead executive in charge of documentary series development. Also joining Apple is Max Aronson and Ali Woodruff, both of whom will serve as development executives. FierceOnlineVideo article

> FuboTV managed to add the NFL Network to its Premier channel package just before the 2017-18 season kicks off tonight. FierceOnlineVideo article 

> Technicolor will use Metrological’s browser architecture in 4K-capable hybrid cable and IP set-top boxes. Multichannel News article

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