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Dish pitches à la carte option to Altitude TV

In open offer, Dish proposes to offer Altitude at a price set by the regional sports network, with 100% of revenues going to Altitude. Altitude reportedly called such an at-will deal 'a death knell' to the RSN biz.

RDK Americas Summit canceled over coronavirus concerns

Event focused on the open source platform for set-top boxes and broadband gateways was set to take place at the new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia and expected to draw more than 450 attendees.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom and friends claim 5G network-slicing first

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's spectrum-sharing offering goes on sale; Nokia deploys 5G private network for Lufthansa; Orange gets satellite assist.

Why WOW is cozying up to streaming services

It's all about providing choice, though the service provider will continue to support and sell its legacy pay-TV offering, WOW exec Scott Barton says.

Cable operators and edge computing: Where and why?

Cable providers need to ask themselves some basic questions about edge computing so they can start developing strategies for leveraging this critical technology.

Altice USA hooks up with Apple

Cable op has launched a streaming video app for the Apple TV along with a promo that lets customers finance the purchase of an Apple TV 4K box and get a free year of the Apple TV+ subscription VoD service.

Plume banks another $85M

Charter, Qualcomm Ventures, Belkin and Service Electric Cablevision come on board as equity investors in a whole-home WiFi and smart home software company that has now raised about $127 million.

Comcast snaps up free streaming service Xumo

Xumo, which will remain an independent business inside the cable op, has already integrated its free, ad-supported streaming service on Comcast's X1 and Xfinity Flex boxes.

WOW embraces pay-TV cord-cutting

Via trial in Charleston, SC, WideOpenWest is fixing on broadband while ceding some ground to OTT-TV providers in the form of partnerships with fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

Cujo AI takes aim at online consumer privacy protection

New 'Incognito' service enables broadband customers to control their private data by automatically blocking tracking software that builds profiles based on their use of the Internet.

Humax expands RDK device lineup, encroaches on CommScope's and Technicolor's turf

Vendor intros 4K set-tops, smart speakers and DOCSIS and GPON gateways based on an open source platform managed by Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global.

Windstream teams with YouTube TV

Under the new partnership, Windstream will market the OTT-TV service to broadband customers, but will continue to offer a separate TV streaming service developed in partnership with MobiTV.

Xperi stands by TiVo merger in wake of unsolicited bid by Metis Ventures

Xperi says non-binding proposal from Metis Ventures for $23.30 per share is not likely to lead to proposal that's superior to a pending merger with TiVo expected to close in Q2 2020.

NBCU in talks to acquire Vudu – report

Walmart's Vudu viewed as a possible complement to the coming Peacock streaming service as well as the NBCU-owned Fandango digital movie ticketing and movie and TV rental service.

YouTube TV strikes deal to hawk HBO Max

As part of a bigger distribution deal with WarnerMedia, the OTT-TV service is the first non-AT&T distributor to ink a deal for a streaming service set to debut in May.

Cable capacity spending perked up in Q4, Casa says

Meanwhile, wireless revenues derived from Casa's acquisition of NetComm are starting to help the network gear and software company diversify its business.

Eurobites: Safaricom CEO has no beef with Huawei

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus cuts jobs as revenue falls; Sky combines with BT on TV sport; why European Fitbit wearers should be worried.

Coronavirus concerns carve into CommScope's Q1 guidance

The impact on supply chains and manufacturing in China causes CommScope to brace for $60 million reduction in profits in Q1, equating to more than $100 million in revenues.

Imagine snags NCTC deal for IPTV ad insertion

Tech vendor will offer cloud-based service supporting ad insertion on all IP-based video streams to small and independent operators, starting with pilot deployments this summer.

ViacomCBS preps launch of 'broad pay' streaming service

Expanded version of CBS All Access to 'soft launch' later this year, feature content from a wider range of ViacomCBS content properties, and complement the company's free Pluto TV and premium Showtime streaming services.

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