Twitter signs deal to stream non-game NBA programming; ESPN signs 20-year deal with ACC

More cable news from across the web:

> Twitter has signed a deal with the NBA to stream non-game programming. Reuters story

> ESPN has signed a 20-year TV deal with the collegiate sports athletic conference the ACC, which includes the launch of a regional sports network. Broadcasting & Cable story

> Viewing on internet-connected devices grew 62 percent year-over-year in June, according to Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research. Broadcasting & Cable story

Telecom News

> Verizon has launched a NG-PON2 equipment test in its Innovation Lab in Waltham, Massachusetts, signaling the next stage of its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) evolution. Article

Online Video News

> The closing out of grandfathered subscription prices hit Netflix hard in Q2, with users churning out of the SVOD service at higher rates than expected, the company reported. Article

Installer News

> Verizon said that NG-PON2, the next generation of PON technology, will make the installation process for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in residences and businesses more efficient. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Netherlands and T-Mobile Netherlands announced new CEOs in separate moves, establishing key leadership roles in what is set to be a critical phase for the Dutch telecoms market. Article

Wireless News

> Microsoft said its phone revenue dropped a whopping 71 percent in Q2 as it continued to retreat from the smartphone business. Article

And finally… Facebook is developing original programming targeted to India that can be watched offline. Bloomberg story