Deutsche Telekom considers RDK; SoftBank buys a piece of Legendary Entertainment

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Bob Iger has been re-upped as chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company through June 2018. Story

> FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told a net neutrality forum Thursday that the Internet may be at an "inflection point," whereby regulation is needed to insure the continued ability of startups to innovate. Story

> Tokyo-based telecom company SoftBank Corp. is investing $250 million to acquire a 7.5-10 percent stake in Legendary Entertainment. Story

> Viacom will launch the Paramount Channel to 10 million pay-TV subscribers in Latin America on Nov. 14. Story

> Turner Broadcasting System has named Pascal Desroches executive VP and CFO. Currently Desroches is serving as senior VP and controller for parent company Time Warner Inc. Story

> Windstream Communications announced that it will launch a video service over fiber network, called Kinetic, in Lincoln, Neb. Press release

> The FCC has established a new mailbox, [email protected], to receive comments over the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. Story

> CBS says for adults 18 years and older with $150,000 income or more, it tallies an average Nielsen NPower live-plus-same-day metric of a 4.1 average rating, a 17% gain versus a year ago -- the only network to show a gain in that category. Story

> Castalia Communications has hired former TWC programming exec Robert Watson as senior VP of distribution. Story

And finally …  Germany's Deutsche Telekom is considering implementation of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) in its set-tops and cloud-based user interfaces. Story