News of Note—Discovery, Univision, NAB, Microsoft and Sinclair

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

> Discovery has unveiled QuestOD, a catch-up and live streaming service for its free-to-air factual entertainment brands Quest and Quest Red. Advanced Television article

> A new report indicates that more than 5.4 million cable TV subscribers are expected to cut the cord this year. Techdirt article

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> Univision Communications said that Tonia O’Connor has decided to step down as chief revenue officer of UCI. Release

> Pilot, NAB’s technology innovation initiative, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation, on Monday announced the launch of a new program to provide grants to NAB members. TV Technology article

> Microsoft is working on a lower-cost, streaming-only Xbox game console. Thurrott report

> Sinclair is changing the name of its NewsChannel 8 regional cable news network to WJLA 24/7 News. Broadcasting & Cable article

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