| 9.21.2016 | Charter rolls out Spectrum brand in TWC’s L.A. and Dallas footprints

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September 21, 2016

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Today’s Rundown

  1. Charter quietly rebrands L.A. and Dallas TWC systems

  2. Editor’s Corner: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo set for wireless focus, programming chair Stakic says

  3. AT&T adds Turner Networks channels to DirecTV Now with carriage renewal deal

  4. AT&T’s Stephenson: DirecTV Now to offer 100-plus channels of zero-rated video for wireless subs

  5. Charter says proposed FCC set-top rules would force it to charge modem fees

  6. Liberty Global and CableLabs join MulteFire Alliance

  7. CW drops out of Hulu, makes in-season OTT streaming exclusive to growing digital platforms biz

  8. Charter names longtime Novartis exec Crichlow to the newly created position of chief diversity officer

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Charter quietly rebrands L.A. and Dallas TWC systems

Charter Communications has quietly shifted its newly acquired Time Warner Cable customers in Los Angeles and Dallas to its Spectrum brand, adjusting pricing and packaging accordingly.


SCTE Cable-Tec Expo set for wireless focus, programming chair Stakic says

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stepping in last minute for Comcast’s John Schanz, Shaw Communications CTO Zoran Stakic doesn’t know if he’s the first Canadian to program chair the SCTE’s annual Cable-Tec Expo, which will kick off next week in Philadelphia.

AT&T adds Turner Networks channels to DirecTV Now with carriage renewal deal

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TNT, TBS and CNN are the latest major additions to AT&T’s soon-to-launch virtual-MVPD service, DirecTV Now, following a comprehensive carriage renewal agreement signed between AT&T and Turner Networks.

AT&T’s Stephenson: DirecTV Now to offer 100-plus channels of zero-rated video for wireless subs

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AT&T’s DirecTV Now will roll out later this year with more than 100 channels at a “very aggressive price point,” CEO Randall Stephenson said this morning. And the content will be zero-rated for the company’s wireless customers.

Charter says proposed FCC set-top rules would force it to charge modem fees

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Charter Communications says a provision buried deep within the FCC’s proposed set-top regulation would, if adopted, require it to charge a modem fee.

Liberty Global and CableLabs join MulteFire Alliance

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Signifying that quickening convergence of cable and the wireless industry, operator Liberty Global and industry research consortium CableLabs announced today that they have both joined the MulteFire Alliance.

CW drops out of Hulu, makes in-season OTT streaming exclusive to growing digital platforms biz

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The CW television network appears to be refining its OTT streaming strategy this fall TV season by making its in-season streaming offers exclusive to its own CW-branded digital platforms. The move essentially removes CW programming from Hulu.

Charter names longtime Novartis exec Crichlow to the newly created position of chief diversity officer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Charter Communications has named longtime Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation executive Rhonda Crichlow to the newly created position of chief diversity officer.

News of Note

NBC may reach Boston viewers through current Telemundo station WNEU-TV next year. Ad Week story

The city council in Nashville, Tennessee, has voted in favor of the “One Touch Make Ready” pole attachment rules championed by Google Fiber. FierceTelecom article

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) said they’ve come up with a way to transmit 1-terabit speeds over fiber. Press release

AT&T said it has developed a multi-gigabit broadband transmission technology that uses power lines. FierceTelecom article

Walmart is trying to move smart TVs, tablets, gaming consoles and streaming devices by offering two months of free Sling TV. TV predictions story

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