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Fox, Comcast enter long-term distribution agreement

Published 02 Apr 2020 18:19 CET | United States

Fox and Comcast entered a long-term renewal of their distribution agreement for Fox's full portfolio of channels, including retransmission consent for the Fox Television ...

Altice USA introduces Premium Pay Program for customer-interfacing employees

Published 02 Apr 2020 18:17 CET | United States

Altice USA is introducing premium pay for customer-interfacing field service and retail employees. This increased pay programme provides a 20 percent premium on hours worked, ...

T-Mobile US to provide Quibi free to Magenta, One customers

Published 02 Apr 2020 16:41 CET | United States

Short-form video service Quibi has inked a new partnership with T-Mobile US, whose customers will be able to access the service at no extra cost when it launches on 6 April. ...

SeaChange selected by Midco to monetise new video streaming service

Published 02 Apr 2020 15:43 CET | United States

SeaChange International expanded its relationship with long-term customer Midco, one of the largest providers of cable and telecommunication services in the Midwest. The ...

Edge Networks targets mid-size markets with new Evoca broadcast TV service

Published 02 Apr 2020 15:37 CET | United States

The company Edge Networks announced the launch of a new over-the-air TV service in the US, based on the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. Launching first in Boise, Idaho this ...

Tampnet names Heximer as MD of North American arm

Published 02 Apr 2020 12:33 CET | North America, United States

Tampnet has announced the appointment of David Heximer to replace Hector Maytorena as managing director of Tampnet North America from 01 April. Heximer joined Tampnet from ...

Mediacom to carry Hopster's video content

Published 02 Apr 2020 11:47 CET | United States

Hopster announced a partnership with US cable operator Mediacom Communications. The service is available to Mediacom subscribers, primarily located in the Midwest and ...

CCIA expresses disappointment as UK Digital Services Tax comes into force

Published 02 Apr 2020 11:15 CET | United Kingdom, United States

The US Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has reiterated its opposition to the UK Digital Services Tax, which came into force on 01 April. The first ...

AT&T agrees carriage deal for Spectrum SportsNet LA

Published 02 Apr 2020 11:14 CET | United States

Under the deal, the networks will be able to show live Major League Baseball once the new season is cleared to begin. In addition, AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now customers will ...

FCC moves ahead with plans for rural 5G subsidies

Published 02 Apr 2020 10:59 CET | United States

The FCC has outlined more details of its plans for set up a fund to bring 5G services to rural parts of the US. It plans to hold a reverse auction to award subsidies to ...

Windstream Enterprise supports businesses with remote worker products

Published 02 Apr 2020 09:39 CET | United States

Windstream Enterprise (WE) launched a free 90-day trial of its OfficeSuite UC and HD Meeting services and video conferencing to all new and existing customers in order to ...

US association creates performance tracker for cable networks

Published 02 Apr 2020 09:12 CET | United States

The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) has created a new tool for public and policymakers to track traffic growth during the virus pandemic, with a weekly snapshot of ...

Amazon Prime adds in-app purchases in iOS app

Published 02 Apr 2020 08:53 CET | Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Amazon Prime Video has started offering in-app purchases to customers with iOS devices. As a result, they can pay through their Amazon account, without having to leave the ...

FCC to vote in April on opening 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi

Published 02 Apr 2020 08:40 CET | United States

The FCC will vote at its meeting in April on plans to open up the 6GHz band for unlicensed use by Wi-Fi applications. The US regulator started consulting on the plans in ...

Gogo challenges validity of US patent awarded to rival SmartSky

Published 01 Apr 2020 20:47 CET | United States

In-flight internet company Gogo Business Aviation has asked the US Patent & Trademark Office to review US patent no 9,312,947 granted to rival SmartSky Networks....

T-Mobile completes takeover of Sprint, Sievert starts as CEO

Published 01 Apr 2020 15:57 CET | United States

Deutsche Telekom and Softbank have completed the merger of their US mobile operators T-Mobile and Sprint. T-Mobile's takeover of its smaller rival Sprint is expected to ...

CenturyLink connects emergency healthcare facilities during Covid-19

Published 01 Apr 2020 15:22 CET | United States

CenturyLink said it's donating broadband internet connections to temporary hospital facilities created to help ease the burden on the nation's healthcare system. The company ...

Poka Lambro picks Ribbon-ECI for connectivity in West Texas

Published 01 Apr 2020 11:59 CET | United States

Poka Lambro Telephone Co-operative in Texas chose Ribbon Communications and ECI Telecom to upgrade its fibre optic and broadband internet infrastructure. Poka Lambro needed ...

Microsoft to open new LA Azure Edge Zone with AT&T 5G network

Published 01 Apr 2020 11:04 CET | United States

Microsoft announced an expansion of its Azure Edge Zones service, partnering with carriers to connect their 5G networks to its cloud platform. After a first integration with ...

FCC to ban extra access charges on phone bills

Published 01 Apr 2020 10:54 CET | United States

The US Federal Communications Commission proposed changes to the interstate access charges included on phone bills. Carriers could no longer separately bill these charges on ...

Verizon promises extra compensation for field staff

Published 01 Apr 2020 10:02 CET | United States

Verizon announced that it's immediately implementing a "significantly enhanced compensation plan" for the company's employees still active in the field during the Covid-19 ...

Comcast Business gets USD 9.3 mln contract from Defense Information Systems Agency

Published 01 Apr 2020 09:34 CET | United States

Comcast Business was awarded a USD 9.3 million, 10-year contract by the United States' Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to make Commercial Ethernet Gateways to ...

FCC proposes changes to carriage dispute rules, significantly viewed channels

Published 01 Apr 2020 09:32 CET | United States

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed changes to its rules governing the resolution of program carriage disputes between broadcasters and pay-TV providers, such ...

Crown Castle raises USD 1.25 billion for debt refinancing

Published 01 Apr 2020 09:19 CET | United States

Crown Castle has raised USD 1.25 billion in a new debt offering. The company sold USD 750 million of 3.3 percent senior notes due 2030 and USD 500 million of 4.15 percent ...

Trump holds call with telecom CEOs

Published 01 Apr 2020 08:29 CET | United States

US President Donald Trump spoke on 31 March with the CEOs of Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and other telecom service providers about their response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ...

 

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