News of Note—Disney, Fox, Level 3, TiVo, more

News of note

> The Walt Disney Company has reportedly been in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying a significant portion of Fox’s film and television business. FierceBroadcasting story

> Level 3 Communications is blaming a configuration error for the backhaul stall that affected the networks of Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon and other broadband service providers. FierceCable story

> Nexstar Media CEO Perry Sook said his company is pushing ahead on distribution deals with virtual MVPDs even if the overall revenue impact from those deals has yet to materialize in meaningful ways. FierceBroadcasting story

> CBS’ entertainment and local media revenues fell during the third quarter under the weight of lower content licensing and distribution revenues and slower ad revenue growth. FierceBroadcasting story

> TiVo said that it has signed patent-licensing agreements with AT&T, Liberty Global and Sony for Sony’s PlayStation Vue service. However, the company’s patent-licensing battle with Comcast remains ongoing, though TiVo executives said they expect the International Trade Commission to issue a definitive ruling on the issue by Thursday. FierceBroadcasting story

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