Facebook testing DVR button; Starz hires TWC's CMO

More cable news from across the Web:

> Facebook is testing a "watch later" button that functions like a DVR. MediaPost article

> Netflix could be planning to launch its service in China next year. Variety article

> Colin Cowherd is the latest name to leave ESPN as the company works to cut costs. CNN Money article

> Starz hired Time Warner Cable's CMO, Jeffrey Hirsch, as its new chief of global marketing and product planning. Deadline article

> Democratic presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are taking a hard line on Comcast and the cable industry. IBD article

Telecom News

> AT&T has restored service on its network in California after vandals cut through one of its fiber lines that shut down service for 22 hours, reflecting the latest in a string of targeted network attacks in the region. Article

> Verizon and wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are at an impasse in labor negotiations, with local members in the process of conducting a strike authorization vote. Article

European Wireless News

> U.S. chipset manufacturer Qualcomm said it was "unconcerned" about the launch of two antitrust investigations by the European Commission (EC) into its sales tactics, saying it was "disappointed" about the move but would cooperate fully on the matter. Article

Wireless News

> Ericsson reported stronger sales and operating profit than analysts had expected in the second quarter, and the network vendor said that its business in the U.S. market had stabilized during the period. Article

> Dish Network's stock slipped following a report that said its deal talks with T-Mobile US had stalled and a separate report indicating that the FCC is planning to reject $3.3 billion in spectrum bidding credits for two companies affiliated with the satellite TV provider. Article

And finally… To promote its new movie "Ant-Man," Marvel is employing YouTube personalities. Article

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