News of Note—CenturyLink, Fox, NBA, Hulu

News of note

> CenturyLink is making a final push to get the FCC to approve its pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, with hopes of closing it later this month. The FCC is the only regulator that has yet to sign off on the purchase. FierceTelecom article

> Fox Television Stations is teaming up with T-Mobile to speed up the 600 MHz spectrum repack process for one station and to do so seemingly for a fraction of the original estimated cost. FierceBroadcasting article

> The National Basketball Association is set to bolster its presence in Japan through a newly formed multiyear partnership with Rakuten and its various digital platforms. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Hulu has rolled out a new pricing promotion that lowers the cost for its entry-level tier that includes limited commercials from $7.99 per month to $5.99 for the first year of service. FierceOnlineVideo article