News of Note—NCTC, John Malone, ESPN, Shurz Communications and more

News of note
News we're tracking today includes an executive move and acquisition talk.

> The National Cable Television Cooperative has hired former Comcast executive Jon Radloff to the newly created role of VP of video solutions. Multichannel News story 

> Cable mogul John Malone has held talks about acquiring a piece of Spanish-language broadcaster Univision. Wall Street Journal story 

> ESPN is shelving its Buzzer Beater channel, which provided live "look-ins'" and analysis of college basketball since 2011. TV Predictions story 

> Scripps Networks Interactive continues to draw potential suitors as reports indicate Viacom is also interested in merging with the programmer. FierceBroadcasting story 

> South Bend, Indiana operator Shurz Communications said it has completed its acquisition of Vast Broadband network facilities and customers in Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota. Press release