News of Note—Comcast, NFL, NBC and Frontier

news of note

> Comcast opened its Xfinity Stores early today, at 8 a.m. ET, as Apple’s new iPhone X went on sale. Press release 

> Concerns continue to mount that the NFL has saturated its market and is no longer the cash cow for broadcasters that it once was. A new report from Wall Street research firm Barclays found that viewership in the NFL’s second week of games was down 4% compared with last year. “While some teams like the Cowboys continue to draw healthy growth, 9 out of 13 games saw declines,” the firm wrote in a report issued this morning. FierceBroadcasting story

> Somewhat unsurprisingly, NBC’s advertising revenue dropped in August compared with the same month last year when the network broadcast the 2016 Summer Olympics. FierceBroadcasting story

> Frontier is seeking permission to retire copper in a portion of its Spencerport, New York, central office service area due to a planned roadwork project. FierceTelecom story