AT&T serves up French Open in Multiview; Hulu near new content deal?

More news from Fierce:

> Move over Chicago Cubs, AT&T U-verse has expanded its Multiview feature--which allows viewers to watch up to four channels at the same time--to the French Open tennis classic. Article

> Last summer, when Google wanted to overhaul its content mix on YouTube, it hired veteran Netflix dealmaker Robert Kyncl. Now the video site has gone back to the well for a couple of more hires--this time for its product and engineering team. Article

> After a partial restart of Sony's PSN and Qriocity networks, which were breached by hackers last month, CEO Howard Stringer said the company can't guarantee the network's security. Article

> From the 'take this with a grain of salt' department, the New York Post this week reported that Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) wants to become the "fifth network," joining ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Article

> It hasn't been a very congenial couple of month for Hulu, CEO Jason Kilar and the triumvirate of Hulu owners, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal and Disney, but there are new reports that a deal for content may be coming soon. Article

> Blip.tv, which launched in 2005 as a distributor of original Web series, relaunched this week with more of a consumer focus, aggregating the best Web series available to make them easier to discover, and monetize. Article

And finally... The much-mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice to Britain's royal wedding last month--widely described as looking like a toilet seat--sold for $131,000 on eBay. Article

Suggested Articles

NCTA-The Internet and Television Association is pointing to a new report that shows the cable industry had a $450 billion impact on the U.S. economy in 2018.

CBS is warning viewers that AT&T’s pay TV services including DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse could lose CBS broadcast networks soon if a new agreement isn…

Ultimately, operators will need to begin now to adopt a new data-centric approach, knowing that changes may take years to accomplish.