News of Note—Netflix, EchoStar, FuboTV and more

News of note

> EchoStar Corp. said it has lost contact with the 20-year-old satellite EchoStar III, noting an “anomaly of unknown origin.” Multichannel News article 

> Viacom’s fiscal third-quarter revenues rose 8% to $3.36 billion thanks in part to growth in affiliate and ad revenues within its media networks segment. FierceBroadcasting article

> Netflix VR is the most-used virtual-reality app in a survey of 2,000 virtual-reality users conducted by Magid. Multichannel News article

> Streaming TV service FuboTV has hired Ben Grad as North American head of content strategy and acquisition. Grad joins the company after spending 10 years with Verizon. FierceBroadcasting article

> License pool MPEG LA has issued a call for patents that are “essential to ATSC 3.0,” the new set of TV standards being developed by and for broadcasters. FierceBroadcasting article 

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