AOL’s hiring of former Viacom exec McCormack could very well signal a renewed commitment to its investment in original programming. For his part, McCormack recently introduced AOL Rise and formed a partnership with Derek Jeter’s sports-focused The Players’ Tribune. “There’s so much opportunity to create innovative, engaging content across all screens,” he says. “We need to make content built from the ground up for new devices and make discovery a lot easier for the consumer.”

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Verizon Fios Offering Sports Refunds

Verizon is offering Fios TV customers refunds tied to the lack of live sporting events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of rebates will vary by market and RSNs. For example, a Verizon customer in the

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