News of Note—Viacom, Amazon and Netflix

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

> Viacom announced a strategic partnership with Day Zero Productions, an international production and distribution company led by Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Release

> Amazon is mulling a launch of its à la carte pay TV offering Amazon Channels in France. Digital TV Europe report

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> Netflix continues to lure away talent away from rival studios and production companies by offering huge pay bumps. Bloomberg article

> TiVo signed a new deal with Tru Optik that will now extend TiVo’s deterministic, linear TV viewership data to the brands, agencies and publishers that leverage Tru Optik to build audience-based campaigns across OTT and Connected TV. Release

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