News of Note—Dish, TiVo, Amazon, NFL, Discovery, more

News of note

> TiVo COO Pete Thompson has resigned to take a job at Amazon as VP of Alexa Voice Services. Digital TV Europe story

> After kicking off its run of 11 livestreamed NFL games on Sept. 28 with viewership that improved on Twitter’s 2016 season livestreams, Amazon’s second-week viewership declined slightly. FierceOnlineVideo story

> The FCC has granted Google parent Alphabet an experimental license for Project Loon, which uses a network of balloons to provide wireless service. Multichannel News story

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> Discovery’s potential $14.6 billion deal for Scripps Networks will be up against some serious headwinds and risks, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. FierceBroadcasting story

> In response to the damage caused to the communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the FCC is proposing to provide up to $76.9 million in Universal Service Fund money to restore services. FierceTelecom story

> Dish Network says it’s pausing its TV service in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands so customers in the hurricane-ravaged region won’t be charged for services they aren’t currently able to receive. Multichannel News story

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