More news bytes from around the World Wide Web.
> E will run the AwesomenessTV musical drama Side Effects, which is based on the eponymous YouTube series, on Friday prior to its digital release on Saturday on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and other transactional platforms. Story
> Netflix plans to use the HTTPS protocol to authenticate and encrypt its video streams, leaving Amazon as the biggest video streamer not to use encryption. Story
> Mediacom is upgrading its systems to all-digital in Missouri. Story
> AT&T has filed its own lawsuit against the FCC for reclassifying ISPs under Title II. Story
> CenturyLink is challenging Charter Communications and fellow ILEC TDS Telecom by launching its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service for residential and SMBs in La Cross, Wis. Story
> The 37-member Stop Mega Comcast coalition has sent another letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to reject the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Letter
And finally … National Assn. of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith hinted that there is common ground among broadcasters and the FCC on the subject of net neutrality rules. Story