News of Note—Comcast, Verizon, Vewd

News of note

> Comcast said it will work to reposition 529 workers impacted by a plant closure in Alpharetta, Georgia. Atlanta Journal-Constitution article

> Verizon’s Yahoo Sports platform will play host to livestreams of all four NFL Divisional Round Playoff games this weekend. FierceVideo article

> Vewd, the recently rebranded Opera TV, announced Vewd OS, a smart TV operating system it said eliminates the need for app downloads. FierceVideo article

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> The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) said at CES in Las Vegas that final member votes have approved the ATSC 3.0 suite of next-generation TV standards. FierceVideo article

> In comments yesterday at an investor relations event, Verizon’s CTO said that the operator’s forthcoming fixed wireless service, which the operator is launching later this year in three to five cities, is just “one slice” of the operator’s broader plans for 5G technology and its network overall. And Hans Vestberg also said that, because of the design of Verizon’s network, the economics of the operator’s fixed 5G service “can be different.” FierceWireless article

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