News of Note—AT&T, Otter Media, Sinclair and more

News of note

 > Just-appointed Otter media CEO Tony Goncalves has named four executives to his team: Andy Forssell as COO, Sean Kisker as chief strategy officer, Jennifer Cho as CFO and Alan Beard as chief brand officer. Multichannel News story

> Megadeals like Sinclair buying Tribune and Nexstar buying Media General dominate headlines, but alongside those huge mergers broadcasters like Gray Television have quietly stayed active on M&A. FierceVideo story

> Sinclair and NBC have entered into a multiyear renewal of the NBC affiliations for Sinclair stations KSNV in Las Vegas; WJAC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and WTOV in Wheeling, West Virginia. FierceVideo story

> In case there was any doubt, AT&T is making it known that edge computing is key to its 5G strategy, and toward that end it’s launched its first test zone for edge applications at its AT&T Foundry innovation center in Palo Alto, California. FierceWireless story

> AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down an additional Ethernet service due to what the telco says is low demand and growing adoption of next-gen alternative fiber-based services. FierceTelecom story