Altice selling $2B in stock for Cablevision purchase; CBS All Access to be measured by Nielsen

More cable news from across the Web:

> John Hendricks' streaming documentary service, CuriosityStream, is premiering four new Mars-themed programs tied to the theatrical release of The Martian. Release

> CBS All Access will now be measured under Nielsen's Total Audience Measurement initiative. Multichannel News article

> European telecom magnet Altice NV is selling $2 billion in stock to raise money for its purchase of Cablevision. Bloomberg article

> MTV has appointed veteran digital media executive Sean Atkins president, replacing Stephen Friedman. Deadline Hollywood article

> Netflix has announced October dates for its launches in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Variety article

Telecom News

> AT&T has joined Verizon and other ILECs in support of the thesis that the FCC should not implement new regulations on the special access market. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint's Boost Mobile is taking aim at overdue customers with a new promotion that rewards on-time payments with more data. Under Sprint's new promotion for its Boost prepaid brand, customers can obtain 3 GB of extra data per month after 18 on-time payments. Article

And finally… SNL Kagan predicts that the global pay-TV market will grow from 900 million subscribers in 2014 to 1.21 billion by 2022. TVB Europe article

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