News of Note—Comcast, DirecTV, FuboTV and more

news of note

> Comcast has confirmed that it will no longer be producing original content for its OTT platform Watchable and is looking to dramatically downsize the two-year-old platform. FierceCable story

> DirecTV Now has launched local CBS and CW stations in 70% of U.S. TV markets, said AT&T, operator of the virtual MVPD platform. FierceCable story

> End-to-end OTT provider Opera TV has rebranded as Vewd after officially being carved out from Opera in late 2016. FierceBroadcasting story 

> FuboTV announced Monday that it’s adding access to live local Fox TV stations in 12 markets and adding a live feed of the Fox broadcast network in another 37. FierceBroadcasting story

> With Android TV gaining stature in the OTT market, Arris unveiled a new line of UHD/HDR set-tops at IBC in Amsterdam last week powered by the Google technology. FierceCable story 

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