AT&T asks Univision for 24 more hours; U.S. programmers at least 2 years away from committing to 4K

More cable news from across the Web:

> AT&T has asked Univision to keep its signal on the operator's U-verse platform for 24 hours after Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate. Deadline Hollywood story

> Virtual MVPD service fuboTV has announced a $15 million series B funding round, with backers including Sky and 21st Century Fox. Deadline Hollywood story

> Intel has acquired Israel's Replay Technologies, a developer of 3D video technologies for linear TV and OTT distributors. Multichannel News story

>  Half of the 700 broadcast and media professionals polled by Imagine Communications estimated that it would take more than two years before there was enough of a market demand to justify investment into 4K/Ultra HD. Broadcasting & Cable story

> The White House has chimed in with a recommendation for the FCC's 'Lifeline' subsidized broadband proposal. The Hill story

Telecom News

> With tw telecom firmly under its belt, Level 3 has maintained its lead over Verizon and a host of traditional competitive providers in the Ethernet race. Article

> Driven by wireless operators' moves to roll out VoLTE to users in EMEA and Asia Pacific, worldwide service provider VoIP and IMS revenue rose 31 percent to $5.5 billion in 2015, according to a new IHS study. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Google, Nokia, Qualcomm, Intel and Ericsson are among those submitting comments in an attempt to get the FCC to include their ideas in rules for handling high-band spectrum for 5G. Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is telling the satellite industry that, in no uncertain terms, it needs to get on the spectrum sharing train or else. Article

> A team of graduates of Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) is working on a low-tech version of Google's Project Loon. Called Helion, the plan is to use tethered balloons at a maximum height of a couple hundred meters to distribute a Wi-Fi signal to the surrounding area. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati provided more details on the carrier's network buildout, saying the carrier simply doesn't have enough tower sites to sufficiently densify its network as it plays catch-up with rival operators and prepares for 5G. Article

And finally… Starting Friday, the National Hockey League will live-stream for free four games a week on Yahoo. Variety story

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