News of Note—Verizon, CBS, Viacom and more

News of note

> Verizon’s Oath, which serves as parent company for AOL and Yahoo, today appointed Vanessa Wittman as its new chief financial officer. FierceVideo article

> CBS, Lionsgate and Viacom are trending near the epicenter of recent reports suggesting that 2017’s media industry M&A melee could continue into 2018. FierceVideo article

> Former Scripps Networks communications chief Cindy McConkey Cox died Thursday after a long illness. Multichannel News article

> A new IHS Markit study, which was created through conversations with Tier 1 service providers, revealed that in 2018, 85% of respondents said they plan to create or will have already deployed smart central offices. FierceTelecom article

> Cloud-based rights management vendor Mediamorph has signed a deal with Cinedigm. Multichannel News article