Alaska's GCI inks Disney renewal deal; NYT endorses net neutrality godfather Tim Wu

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> GCI, the top cable company in Alaska, has extended its carriage deal with The Walt Disney Company through 2021. Story

> NewWave Communications is the latest ISP to promise 1 Gbps services, announcing that it will roll out the super-fast broadband speeds in Missouri and Louisiana early next year. Story

> Using original programming to also fuel its expansion in regions like Western Europe, Netflix has announced that it will premiere an eight episode series themed around power, corruption and redemption in the French port city of Marseille, next year in all territories. Story

> ESPN apologized for a report that referred to the showering habits of St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player. Story

> The New York Times has endorsed the lieutenant governor bid of Tim Wu, the Columbia Law Professor who is widely credited with coining the term "net neutrality." Story

> Samsung will expand the amount of Ultra HD content available for its 4K televisions, adding 4K content from Amazon on a global basis in October, while also adding programming from Europe's maxdome, Wuaki.tv. and CHILI. Story

> Starz announced that its new documentary series The Chair will debut on multichannel service Starz Play and Starz on Demand. Story

And finally...  Bryce Dion, a crew member on the Spike reality series Cops, died after being shot in an Omaha, Neb., robbery the show was documenting. Story

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