News of Note—AT&T buys ad tech firm AppNexus; CuriosityStream names new CEO

News of note
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> The ink is barely dry on AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner but AT&T is already back in M&A mode, reportedly eying ad tech firm AppNexus and the rest of Otter Media it doesn’t already own. FierceVideo article

> In a broad top executive shakeup, CuriosityStream has named veteran pay TV executive Clint Stinchcomb as its new CEO. Release

> Facebook is rolling out a handful of new interactive features for creators including polls, quiz questions and challenges that can be used to create live game shows. FierceVideo article

> Advertising spending on TV is expected to rise 0.5% to $79.448 billion, according to a new forecast from media buyer GroupM. Multichannel News article

> After a little over a year of planning, Colt Technology Services launched its U.S. network in 13 cities across 30 data centers. FierceTelecom article