News of Note—Layer3, Liberty, Cincinnati Bell, Amazon, more

News of note

> Layer3 TV has announced its launch of Hallmark Drama, the newest network from Crown Media. Release

> A retrans spat has blacked out Fox Broadcasting for GCI customers in southeast Alaska. Wrangel Sentinal article

> STX, the studio behind films like “Bad Moms” and upcoming TV series like “Valley of the Boom,” has landed a new investment of John Malone’s Liberty Global. FierceBroadcasting article

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> Amazon is increasing the incentives for Sundance filmmakers to sign on to its Amazon Prime Video Film Festival Stars program by offering “enhanced bonuses” and global distribution. FierceOnlineVideo article

> Cincinnati Bell's pending purchases of Hawaiian Telcom and OnX show the company is looking to use acquisitions to enhance its fiber reach and the burgeoning cloud and enterprise network consulting business lines. FierceTelecom article

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