News of Note—Facebook signs up Premier League; Apple ditches Intel

News of note
According to a new report, Apple won’t use Intel’s silicon for its forthcoming 5G iPhone. (Pixabay)

> CBS Studios International said it has signed a new exclusive multiplatform, multiseries content licensing agreement. As part of the deal, Digiturk’s channels will be airing series that will launch on CBS this fall including "FBI," "Happy Together" and "Neighborhood." It will also get The CW’s reboot of "Charmed," Showtime’s limited series "Escape at Dannemora," and "A Million Little Things," produced by CBS for ABC. Multichannel News article

> Facebook is continuing its push to add more live sports to its platform by locking up a multiyear deal for Premier League soccer rights in Southeast Asia. FierceVideo article

> According to a new report, Apple won’t use Intel’s silicon for its forthcoming 5G iPhone—a noteworthy situation considering Qualcomm and Apple remain locked in a heated patent licensing battle. FierceWireless article

> Inside Connect Cable announced the rollout of 200 Mbps broadband for its rural Kentucky customers. Release (PDF)

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