News of Note—Altice, Turner, American Tower, A&E and more

News of note

> American Tower Corp. and private equity firm KKR & Co. are among bidders for Altice NV’s telecommunications towers. Bloomberg story

> Through the NCAA March Madness Live VR, Turner Sports this year will be selling live virtual reality access to games throughout the tournament for $2.99 a pop. FierceVideo story

> A local cable provider has partnered with Showtime to air a documentary on the opioid epidemic. Armstrong and Showtime have agreed to make the five-part series titled ‘The Trade’ available on the Armstrong On Demand platform to all video customers. This is the first time in Showtime history that it has provided a full series free to non-subscribers. Butler radio.com

> Former A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc has been officially announced as the new CEO of Vice Media. Founder and former CEO Shane Smith will move into a role as executive chairman. FierceVideo story

> With Mignon Clyburn approaching the end of her tenure as a commissioner of the FCC after nine years, Democrats in Congress have reportedly decided on Geoffrey Starks, currently an assistant chief in the agency's enforcement bureau, as their candidate for her replacement. FierceTelecom story

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