AT&T, Crown Media launch Hallmark Channel on U-Verse TV; Software Alliance urges Senate to move on cybersecurity act

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Crown Media Family Networks and AT&T will launch Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on AT&T U-verse TV. Release

> The Software Alliance, an industry group that represents software developers like Adobe, Apple, IBM and Microsoft, is urging Senate leaders to take action on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The Hill article

> Birch Communications announced Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, Board Chairman of Birch, has been elected to Board Chairman of the Peyton Anderson Foundation in Macon Georgia. Release 

> James Comey , the director of the FBI, said that terrorist groups are in the early stages of plotting ways to inflict a cyberattack on Americans. Wall Street Journal article

Cable News
> The HEVC Advance patent pool has unveiled a flurry of new details about itself after emerging suddenly in late March to inject uncertainty into the economics of 4K video program distribution. Article

> Netflix and Hulu have both reported massive new subscription growth. And from HBO Now to CBS All Access to Sling TV, a flurry of new over-the-top choices have been added by programmers and distributers. Article

Installer News
> A new SNL Kagan project's cell sites will grow from 298,055 in 2014 to 451,578 in 2025. This strong growth could present good news for installers given that the SNL Kagan report also indicates there was a decline of more than 6,000 sites between 2013 and 2014. Article

Online Video News
> Search engine website and online video provider Yahoo landed on "the high end" of guidance for revenues in the second quarter, posting GAAP revenue of $1.24 billion, a 15 percent increase and the "most substantial" growth in nearly a decade. Article

Wireless News
> In what could be the sign of a turning point in a multi-year saga, LightSquared and GPS device firm Trimble indicated that they are willing to engage in settlement discussions to resolve disputes over whether and how LightSquared's spectrum interferes with GPS receivers. Article

> T-Mobile US announced it launched new messaging services based on Rich Communication Services (RCS) technology, which will be called Advanced Messaging. Article

And finally@technewsworld: Leverage big data to get rid of network attackers. Article