News of Note—NFL, CBS, Comcast and more

news of note

> The National Football League and Facebook have a new multiyear programming deal that includes game recaps, highlights and a number of recurring series. FierceBroadcasting article

> CBS said it saw a record number of new subscribers sign up for its All Access streaming service because of last weekend’s premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery.” FierceBroadcasting article

> After gobs of testing over the last two years, Comcast is finally set to deploy the beta test of its IP-based skinny bundle, Instant TV, over its entire footprint over the coming few weeks. FierceCable article

> Adding a popular regional sports network (RSN) asset to its channel lineup, FuboTV announced a multiyear agreement to carry MSG Networks channels. FierceCable article

> Comcast is paying $20 million for a Philadelphia franchise within Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch esports league. FierceCable article

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