Redbox parent Outerwall girds for content licensing skirmishes; TWC exec Hayashi to retire

More cable news from across the Web:

> With several studio deals about to expire, Redbox parent company Outerwall could be in for a rough content licensing ride, analyst Eric Wold said. Story

> Synacor COO Scott Bailey is leaving the company effective Sept. 30. Release

> Dish Network asked the FCC to extend the time for responses to its Comcast-TWC proceedings, accusing Comcast of dragging its feet on providing information to the commission. Filing (PDF)

> Comcast VP of product management, Anthony Fox, told SCTE Cable-Tec Expo attendees that the operator is looking at "augmented reality" tech from Metaio to apply to its customer service system. Story

> Rovi said it has deployed over a half-million digital terminal adapter (DTA) guides to pay-TV households throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Release

> Veteran engineering executive Mike Hayashi announced he will retire from Time Warner Cable by year-end. Story

> Time Warner Cable is hiring "about 50" sales specialists in the Milwaukee area, most of which will handle subscriber churn. Story

> Maker Studios reached an agreement with fellow YouTube multichannel network Mitú to develop original content aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market. Story

> MGM now owns a majority stake in One Three Media, which owns rights to shows like The Voice, Survivor and Shark Tank. One Three Media head Mark Burnett will continue leading as head of a new unit, United Artists Media Group. Story

> Integrated RF and circuits provider MaxLinear announced at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver two new upstream programmable gain amplifiers for use in both DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 gateways. Release

And finally… Time Warner, lately finding itself defending its strategy for HBO, is continuing to explore options for the premium channel, with CEO Jeff Bewkes saying the team is considering "alternate distribution" methods. Story