News of Note—Comcast's controversial bundle, TiVo's new Vizio deal, more

News of note
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> Comcast has stirred up controversy for new service bundles in its West division that are only available to customers who take video. Multichannel News story

> Vizio has become the latest company to agree to an intellectual property deal with TiVo. Press release

> After just four months on the job, Michel Combes has been promoted as CEO at Sprint. FierceWireless story

> Cisco feathered its artificial intelligence nest with Tuesday's announcement that it was buying privately held Accompany for $270 million in cash and stock, but that news was tempered by the departure of a key software executive. FierceTelecom story

> Along with moving past 20 million subscribers, Hulu has also been growing its advertising revenue during the first quarter, according to Standard Media Index. FierceVideo story

> Media agency GroupM has forecast that time spent with online media worldwide in 2018 will surpass time spent with linear TV. Multichannel News story