Charter looking to hire more workers; Starz scores cable TV rights to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

More cable news from across the Web:

> Major League Baseball, DirecTV and Comcast are scheduled to head to court soon to defend their approach to broadcasting baseball games. Hollywood Reporter article

> Charter Communications is working to hire more workers. WHAS article

> Smaller TV broadcasters could cash in on the FCC's upcoming spectrum auction. WSJ article

> Starz scored the cable TV rights to Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Spinoff article

> AT&T is adding a voice-command service to its Digital Life home automation offering. Engadget article

Telecom News

> WOW! may be an advocate of fiber-based solutions for its business and wholesale customer base, but the service provider continues to find ways to leverage its existing coax network to deliver new data solutions. Article

> Verizon has devised a plan to sell its data center business in a potential $2.5 billion deal, according to a Reuters report citing people close to the company. Article

Installer News

> Industry consortium the UltraHD Alliance has created what it's billing as a "single, identifying mark" for both consumers and installers to follow for adopting 4K video, the "Ultra HD Premium" logo. Article

> For Level 3, installing more buildings onto its fiber network has made it a bigger threat to AT&T and Verizon in the Ethernet and cloud service segments. Article

Wireless News

> A wide variety of IoT gadgets including connected cars, health monitors, urban sensors and appliances are attracting attention at this year's CES. And Qualcomm wants to be the tie that binds them together. Article

> T-Mobile US announced in the coming weeks it will sell the new Windows 10 Fierce XL smartphone built by Alcatel OneTouch, the handset brand of Chinese electronics maker TCL. Article

And finally… A proxy battle over Yahoo may be looming. Article