News of Note—Comcast, ESPN, CenturyLink, more

News of note

> Comcast has joined technical standards body the Internet of Things Consortium. Multichannel News article

> An upcoming round of job cuts at ESPN that will reportedly take place after Thanksgiving could eliminate more than 100 positions at the sports network. FierceBroadcasting article

> Ahead of the FCC’s vote on an ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV draft order next week, many critics are approaching the agency with concerns about the transition to the new TV standard. FierceBroadcasting article

> The Walt Disney Company saw the third-quarter operating income for its media networks segment fall 12% to $1.5 billion as multiple factors impacted earnings. FierceBroadcasting article

> CenturyLink’s completion of its Level 3 acquisition is affecting Infinera, which is going to reduce its workforce by 10% as capex spending remains in limbo. FierceTelecom article

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