News of Note—comScore, Viacom, Plex and more

news of note

> ComScore has signed a local TV ratings contract with Capitol Broadcasting Company for WRAL-TV (NBC) and WRAZ-TV (FOX) in Raleigh, North Carolina. FierceBroadcasting story

> Plex is launching Plex News, a personalized, ad-supported news channel that gathers content from sources including CBS News, CNN, Hearst, Scripps, Tribune Media and Cheddar. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Viacom has reportedly set an official date of Jan. 18 for the launch of Paramount Network, the rebranded version of Spike TV. FierceBroadcasting story

> The FCC’s review of the 25/3 Mbps wireline broadband definition continues to be a divisive issue, drawing criticism not only from industry organizations but also its own FCC commissioners. FierceTelecom 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

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