News of Note—Charter, Viacom, CBS Sports, Comcast and NBCUniversal

News of note

Here are the stories we are following today:

> Charter is bumping 11 Viacom networks out to its most expensive service tier. TV Answer Man article

> CBS Sports said last night's AFC Championship is the highest rated game of the 2017 NFL season. Release

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