Disney pondering MLB Advanced Media investment; PlayOn is a DVR for streaming content

More cable news from across the web:

> Disney is in talks to invest in MLB Advanced Media. Recode story

> The House passed a bill Friday restricting the FCC from regulating rates charged for Internet service. The Hill story

> NBCUniversal announced today that it has amplified its TV Everywhere offering on the Roku platform with the launch of two new apps from its portfolio: Bravo Now and E! Now. Release

> American Cable Association chief Matthew Polka responded to the White Houses support of the FCC's set-top regulation proposal, saying, "Regulations should be based on facts about the market and precise demonstrations of substantial and enduring harm to the public interest." Statement

> MediaMall Technologies has introduces what it calls a "streaming video recorder," or "SVR," the PlayOn. Press release

> Fresh off its acquisition of Ustream, IBM is introducing several new services to expand its presence in live streaming. TechCrunch story

> The FCC has approved Shentel's proposed acquisition of NTELOS. Press release

> NBCUniversal has selected Cisco to provide IP video and networking solutions for its streaming coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Press release

> Verizon has launched a media blitz to sway public opinion in its labor battle with the Communications Workers of America. Multichannel News story

> The number of digital TV homes global will increase by 1.08 billion from 2010 to 2021, according to the latest "Digital TV World Household Forecast." CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> Level 3 has achieved Advanced Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) status, advancing its standing in the cloud delivery ecosystem for its growing large and medium-sized enterprise customer base. Article

> Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city. Article

Wireless News

> U.S. tower companies could be in for a slow summer if carriers cut back their spending during the upcoming incentive auction, according to analysts at Evercore ISI. Article

> A well-known South Korean brand is making its way back into phones. After enjoying some success in South America, Hyundai Mobile is now working in the U.S. smartphone market with a handful of sub-$200 Android smartphones the company is distributing online and through smaller, rural carriers including GCI, Viaero Wireless and iWireless. Article

And finally… CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves took in $58.6 million in salary and other compensation last year. Multichannel News story

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