News of Note—Sinclair's Smith gets huge raise, Charter pushes privacy, Amazon ups Prime price and more

News of note
The NFL will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video again for the 2018 and 2019 seasons per a new deal for NFL Thursday Night Football. (Pixabay)

> The city of Springfield, Illinois, will collect $980,000 from Comcast after an auditing firm found an underpayment of franchise fees. State Journal-Register article

> Charter is ramping up its call for online privacy legislation that applies opt-in requirements on the sharing of personal info, no matter who is doing the sharing. Multichannel News article

> Just a day after announcing a major upgrade in its internet service offerings in Lincoln, Nebraska, Charter Communications said on Thursday it will close its local customer service center. Lincoln Star Journal article

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> Sinclair Executive Chairman David Smith saw his total compensation for 2017 jump to about $6.6 million, according to the company’s new proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. FierceVideo article

> The NFL will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video again for the 2018 and 2019 seasons per a new deal for NFL Thursday Night Football. FierceVideo article

> Amazon is set to raise the annual price on new Prime subscriptions in May from $99 to $119 per year, company CFO Brian Olsavsky said on the company’s first-quarter 2018 earnings call, according to multiple reports. Multichannel News article

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