News of Note—Verizon, NFL, AT&T, AMC and more

News of note

> NFL is prepping a streaming deal with Verizon that ends its exclusive rights to the league's games. FierceBroadcasting story

> AMC Studios has signed a new distribution agreement with Amazon Prime Video that will allow the service to show AMC series to subscribers across 28 countries and territories. FierceBroadcasting story

> AT&T understandably has its hands full with its proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, but it may already be plotting its next acquisition with the buyout of Otter Media. FierceOnlineVideo story

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> U.S. Cellular announced a six-day promotion offering one of three phones free to users who trade in a qualifying handset and sign up for the carrier’s unlimited plan. FierceWireless story

> AT&T is keen on simplifying optical network operations by employing interoperable platforms with plans to deploy new components following the Open ROADM concept. FierceTelecom story

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