News of Note—Ooyala, Frontier, Snapchat and more

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> Maintaining its double-digit growth path, mobile now makes up 60.3% of all video plays, according to Ooyala’s Global Video Index for Q4 2017, which based its findings on anonymized online video metrics of the bulk of Ooyala’s 500-plus customers around the world. That’s up from a previous high of 58.3% in the previous quarter. Multichannel News story

> Frontier is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s) who caused theft or intentional damage to its West Virginia telephone cables, telecommunications equipment or facilities. FierceTelecom story

> As a California court gets ready to hear arguments to reinstate the 2015 net neutrality rules put in place by former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, incumbent ISPs and their lobbying groups have filed motions to uphold the net neutrality rules repeal. FierceTelecom story

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> Augmented reality startup Avegant has made significant layoffs and replaced its CEO, a sign of struggles for the company despite forecasts pointing toward growth in AR/VR headset sales. FierceVideo story

> Food Network is going short-form. The Discovery, Inc. channel is delivering its first Snapchat series, a spinoff of its “Chopped” series called “Chopped U.” FierceVideo story

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