News of Note—Comcast, Discovery, Disney, FuboTV and more

News of note

> Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh sees continued growth for retransmission content revenue at NBCUniversal and thinks the company will follow the same growth trajectory laid out by CBS. FierceBroadcasting article

> After four relatively bullish years, Barclays has had it with cable TV. The company has downgraded the entire U.S. cable and satellite communication industry to neutral. FierceCable article

> Discovery Communications is shelling out $70 million to raise its stake in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable channel from 45% to 70%. FierceBroadcasting article

> The Walt Disney Company has reportedly closed fast on a deal for certain 21st Century Fox assets, and a transaction could be officially announced as soon as next week. FierceBroadcasting article

> Virtual MVPD FuboTV continues to add Fox coverage by adding the national Fox feed in eight more markets and increasing its Fox household coverage to 75% across 91 markets. FierceBroadcasting article

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