Nexstar divests two more stations; Dish still confident it can monetize its spectrum

More cable news from across the web:

> Nexstar Broadcasting entered into agreements to sell two more channels for $270 million as it prepares to close on its purchase of Media General. Press release

> SVOD service Curiosity Stream has debuted two original series in 4K/UltraHD. Multichannel News story

> TDS founder LeRoy Carlson has died at the age of 100. Wisconsin State Journal story

> Dish Network has dropped conservative slanted channel Newsmax TV from its lineup, citing financial concerns. TV Predictions story

Telecom News

> A top Ciena executive says that it will see revenues with Verizon's ongoing 100G metro network rollout to start ramping up between 2017 and 2018 as the telco equips more metro areas with Ciena gear. Article

> Frontier Communications has named Michael D. Saperstein, Jr. as vice president of regulatory affairs. The FCC and PCIA veteran will help shape the telco's regulatory affairs strategy as it doubles in size. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia led a worldwide infrastructure market that was sluggish in all but a few regions, according to fresh data from IHS. The market research firm estimated the global macrocell mobile infrastructure market rang up $10 billion in revenue during the first quarter, down 18 percent sequentially and 8 percent year over year. The space was "dragged by all regions except for a few strong spots like Japan, North America and Mexico," IHS said in a research note plugging its latest quarterly infrastructure report. Article

Dish Network executives maintain that the company will be able to effectively monetize its spectrum and aren't worried about missing the FCC's deadline for leveraging those airwaves, according to analysts at Jefferies. Article

And finally… Viacom chief Sumner Redstone "retains the legal mental capacity to make the decisions," says a geriatric psychiatrist who has examined the 93-year-old mogul twice in the last two weeks. Deadline Hollywood story

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