News of Note—Facebook, Disney, CenturyLink and more

News of note

> Facebook has lured away Peter Hutton, CEO of Discovery-owned Eurosport, to head up its live sports licensing rights efforts. FierceVideo article

> Disney’s BAMTech unit has appointed Kevin Swint as senior vice president and general manager for its upcoming branded streaming service due to launch in 2019. FierceVideo article

> CenturyLink has responded to the mobile workforce and bring your own device trends with its new Adaptive Network Security Mobility service, making it the standard security product for the new company formed after completing its acquisition of Level 3. Release | FierceTelecom article

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> CenturyLink, Frontier and Windstream will be reporting their fourth-quarter 2017 earnings in the coming weeks and analysts are expecting narrow broadband losses for these providers as cable continues to expand their DOCSIS 3.1 footprints. FierceTelecom article

> Roughly a year after the city passed legislation streamlining the deployment of small cells in Minneapolis, some of the nation’s largest carriers are trumpeting their small cell counts there in advance of Super Bowl LII. FierceWireless article

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