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After sitting on the sideline as North America’s other top cable operators have begun testing and deploying DOCSIS 3.1 services, No. 2 U.S. MSO Charter Communications appears poised to finally get into business with the next-generation cable network standard.
Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. are partnering on a new direct-to-consumer SVOD service called Boomerang, which will offer shows from the libraries of Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM Animation.
Dish Network plans to use its spectrum to pursue the Internet of Things market. The satellite TV provider will launch a narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network to meet the FCC’s buildout requirements for its spectrum, according to a filing with the agency.
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News of Note
Verizon is applying the prepaid concept that’s become popular in the wireless segment to Fios, offering customers a pay-as-you-go option for TV, internet and phone services. FierceTelecom article
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America approved a labor agreement covering former DirecTV field service employees in four states. FierceTelecom article
Netflix is reportedly experimenting with interactive original content that would let viewers dictate which alternate storyline they view. FierceOnlineVideo article
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