Rovi strikes licensing renewal with Charter; Malone buys into Belgium wireless biz

More cable industry news from around the web:

> Rovi Corp. stock is up more than 13 percent after the company announced a licensing renewal with Charter Communications for interactive program guide patents. Press release

> Boutique investment banks Allen & Company, Centerview Partners and PJT Partners could be among those hit hardest if federal regulators block the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Story

> John Malone's Telenet has paid $1.4 billion in cash to acquire Belgium's third largest wireless carrier, Base Co. Story

> Altice Group says it will deploy Cisco's Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) across several countries in Europe as part of its eventual move to DOCSIS 3.1. Story

> AT&T says its GigaPower service is launching Tuesday in the Chicago suburbs. Press release

> Multiscreen video company Kaltura has created an HTML5 app for Amazon's Fire TV. Story

And finally … James Murdoch is set to ascend to a leading role in the media empire his father, Rupert, built. Story

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