News of Note—Altice, Netflix, Discovery, AT&T, CenturyLink

news of note

> Altice has exceeded the 95% ownership threshold for France’s SFR Group, allowing the telecom conglomerate to execute a “squeeze out” purchase of the rest of the company. Release

> Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters that his company is in “active discussions” with Disney to hang on to the rights for current and upcoming “Star Wars” and Marvel films. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Discovery’s Group Nine Media has bought way in to Facebook’s Watch and is producing a whopping 24 shows for the new video platform. FierceOnlineVideo story 

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> AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon got a victory this week as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the FCC’s reform of its rules governing business data services, but competitive providers say they still have a strong argument. FierceTelecom story

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