Singer to depart Charter; Netflix signs deal to acquire rights to 'American Crime Story' franchise

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Allan Singer will depart his role as SVP of programming for Charter Communications, the cable operator announced Friday. Multichannel News story

Mike Fallon has been named president of Alticast Americas. Press release

> Netflix has signed a deal with Fox TV Distribution to acquire SVOD rights to the American Crime Story franchise, which includes the 10 Emmy-nominated episodes of The People v. O.J. SimpsonPress release

> Continuing to expand on its live-sports streaming rights, Twitter said it will live stream some Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games starting this fall. Recode story

> Alaska's GCI has increased the data usage cap for its "Red" users from 750 gigabytes to 1 terabyte. Press release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is aiming to reduce power consumption of its public switched telephone network by 22,000 megawatt-hours a year, the company said. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Facebook took a big step toward its goal of providing internet to the unconnected with the first successful full-scale test flight of its Aquila drone. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson initiated a search for a new CEO following the Monday announcement that Hans Vestberg has stepped down. Article

Wireless News

> Spring posted 173,000 postpaid phone net additions in Q2, beating analysts' estimates, but also announced a net loss of $302 million. Article

And finally… Apollo Global Management will reportedly pay $1.6 billion to acquire Outerwall, parent company of Redbox. Deadline Hollywood story

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