Starz appoints Jeffrey Hirsch COO; NASA launches live streaming app for Apple TV

More cable news from across the web:

> Starz appointed Jeffrey Hirsch to be Chief Operating Officer yesterday, effective immediately. Along with that appointment, Starz also announced David Weil would become Chief Legal Officer. Starz press release

> NASA launched its popular live streaming app for the fourth-generation Apple TV Tuesday. The app has been downloaded over 17 million times across its other platforms, including iOS for iPhones and iPads, Android and Fire OS. NASA press release

Telecom News

> As AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink migrate to SDN, reliability and service agility are top priorities. Editor's Corner

Online Video News

> Netflix's plan to phase out grandfathered subscription prices and raise all rates to $9.99/month could raise up to $520 million – as long as too many subscribers don't flee. Article

Installer News

> In an effort to better understand small cell opportunities and their associated costs, AT&T announced it will build out its own small cell network in locations where it also operates a fiber network. Article

European Wireless News

> Masmovil has agreed buy 100 percent of Yoigo in a deal that would create the fourth converged player in Spain. Article

Wireless News

> Beginning next year, the GSMA will partner with CTIA on a new industry trade event. The effort seeks to bring a more global flavor to the industry's largest U.S. show, CTIA said. Article

And finally… Now that Netherlands-based Altice has purchased Cablevision, the Dolan family, which founded and owned the company, is out of the pay-TV business for the first time in 50 years. New York Post article

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