GreatLand fills out executive team; AWS-3 pauses at $44.5B

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> GreatLand Connections has named Leonard Baxt as executive VP, chief administrative and legal officer; Michele Roth as senior VP and chief human resources officer; and Keith Hall as executive VP for corporate affairs. Story

> The FCC claims to have misplaced 600,000 public comments on net neutrality. Story

> Sony Pictures' plans to release The Interview in independent theater chains has irked major exhibition chains. Story

> Facebook has entered into an agreement with the NFL and Verizon to begin showing pro football clips and highlights on its platform. Story

> The AWS-3 auction paused for the holidays topping $44.5 billions in bids. Story

> Proving the market is still hot for local TV stations, Pew Research says that between January and November, 171 stations changed hands resulting in $5 billion in transactional proceeds. Story

And finally … CenturyLink is seeking a franchise agreement to let it offer its Prism TV service alongside Comcast Xfinity in the Twin Cities area. Story

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