Verizon expands FiOS channel lineup; Hulu hires NBCU exec for originals

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> Verizon on its FiOS service is now offering Entertainment Studios' JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV cable television network. Release

> Evolution Digital urged the FCC to give special consideration to smaller operators in its video security rules. Multichannel News article

> Philip Matthys, a former NBCUniversal executive, is now Hulu's head of head business affairs for its original series. Deadline article

Telecom News

> AT&T has joined fellow Tier 1 telco CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications and others in accepting $427 million annually in phase two of the FCC Connect America Fund (CAF-II) program, allowing it reach 2.2 million rural locations in 18 of the 21 states in its operating territory with broadband services. Article

Wireless News

> Samsung Electronics opened up a public beta for its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, ahead of its wider rollout next month. Article

> Now that Apple has officially sent out invitations to its Sept. 9 media event in San Francisco, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones, a cavalcade of rumors is flooding out about what the company will and won't announce at the event. Article

And finally… Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers is leaving Apple. Article

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