News of Note—Charter, Comcast, Viacom and Limelight Networks

news of note

Here are some of the other stories we're following today:

> Charter announced that John C. Malone has retired from the Charter board of directors but will continue to serve the company as a director emeritus. Release

> Comcast has completed its rollouts of gigabit service in Vermont and New Hampshire. Release | Release

> Viacom is planning to acquire AwesomenessTV. Bloomberg report

> Limelight Networks was chosen as the CDN for DAZN, a sports streaming service that's launching in the U.S. soon. Release

> President Trump blasted the FCC for effectively derailing the Sinclair-Tribune merger, calling it “sad,” “unfair” and “disgraceful!” TVNewsCheck article

> Netflix has announced the establishment of its first European production hub in Madrid. Release

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