Charter reportedly taps Bair to lead TWC RSNs; Netflix grabs exclusive pay-TV rights to Disney movies

More cable news from across the web:

> Charter Communications has reportedly tapped programming executive Michael Bair to lead the regional sports networks and other channels acquired in the acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Multichannel News story

> Cable One has launched gigabit-speed broadband service in Cottonwood and Clarkdale, Ariz. Press release

> Netflix will become the exclusive pay-TV home of Disney films in the U.S. Time story

> Multiple Time Warner Cable outages were reported in Louisville, Ken. Tuesday. WLKY-TV story

> The European Union is looking at placing content quotas on U.S. streaming services such as Netflix. Variety story

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications may be weathering revenue declines in its wireless backhaul business, but the service provider sees opportunities to leverage its FiOS footprint to provide fiber-based services for small cells and 5G wireless. Article

Installer News

> Although Westell's fourth-quarter revenue was up 12 percent annually, the company's In-Building Wireless (IBW) segment had its weakest quarter of the fiscal year, which the company attributed to an industry shift away from standalone DAS conditioners toward integrating those functions into larger network elements. Article

> With a federal mandate to overbuild broadband subscribers by 2 million, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge said his company will not be providing other cable companies with more competition. Article

Online Video News

> FilmOn TV Media Networks (FOTV), which recently snapped up transactional service CinemaNow, has added a much more powerful content discovery platform with the acquisition of OVGuide. Article

> NBC Sports Digital is scaling up its online video streaming effort ahead of the Summer Olympics with the launch of a new end-to-end streaming service, Playmaker Media. While its inaugural client, the International Olympic Committee, isn't surprising, the service is clearly intended to compete directly with established end-to-end streaming providers like MLB Advanced Media. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US will power a new service from startup Twilio called Programmable Wireless that essentially gives developers the ability to control the operation of voice, texting and data on Twilio's T-Mobile-powered SIM cards. The SIM cards can be installed on phones or into IoT-style sensors and gadgets. Article

> AT&T is transitioning to software-defined networks (SDN) perhaps more aggressively than any other U.S. operator. And Susan Johnson, the operator's senior vice president of global supply chain, said Tuesday that transition provides a way for AT&T to increase the number of vendors with which it does business. Article

And finally… Microsoft plans to debut two video streaming boxes at June's E3 video game convention. CNET story

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