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Eurobites: German antitrust agency probes Vantage's 1&1 site delays

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.

Another cable operator switches off cable TV

Montana's Mid-Rivers Communications is joining a small but growing group of operators that is dropping its own pay-TV services and ceding it all to streaming.

More upgrade options surface for 'NextGenTV'

A set-top from ADTH powered by software from Tolka is the first certified 'NextGenTV' upgrade box. Additional set-tops supporting the new ATSC 3.0 standard are in the works.

Eurobites: Sky to cut hundreds of jobs – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portuguese authorities round on Huawei; Nokia unveils new core software; Arm touts new chip designs.

BT's Division X bets on giant touchscreen in a container

Still alive and kicking, the special ops bit of UK telecom incumbent BT is launching a set of immersive experiences for schools and businesses.

Eurobites: Ericsson hopes to move on from Iraq following legal victory

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iceland trials OneWeb connectivity; Microsoft appeals UK's Activision decision; AI and data privacy.

Eurobites: Airbus gets on board with Cellnex for mission-critical comms

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DAZN fights the content pirates; CityFibre boss responds to Equinox 2 decision; BT to stop printing the Phone Book.

Comcast unleashes $20 'NOW TV' streaming service for broadband subs

NOW TV, a service featuring 60-plus channels, Peacock Premium and a 20-hour cloud DVR, is 'a great starter video service' that will be packaged with broadband, says Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson.

Eurobites: Drahi increases BT stake to 24.5%

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN goes 5G standalone; OneWeb builds hyperscale ground station; old queens and new technologies.

ESPN's streaming plan a major blow to pay-TV

ESPN's reported plan to offer its channel directly to consumers could forever change the traditional pay-TV bundle.

Charter will deploy CBRS widely, but it's in no rush

Charter's MVNO deal and partnership with Verizon is so good 'they've actually reduced some of the incentive to go hard and fast' with CBRS, says CEO Chris Winfrey.

Eurobites: BT plans to cut 55,000 jobs by 2030, with AI assist

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WindTre upgrades with Amdocs; Vodafone Portugal boosts UC offer with RingCentral; Ofcom rates telcos' customer service.

Eurobites: Belgium's Citymesh taps Nokia for drone-based emergency network

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets reach 8 million premises; Poland's Hawe Telekom turns to Infinera; Musk's Starlink gear discounted in UK.

Comcast leaning toward sale of Hulu stake

Comcast is 'more than likely than not' to sell its one-third stake in Hulu to Disney, says company Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts.

WOW to phase out own pay-TV product as it strikes deal with YouTube TV

New deal makes YouTube TV WideOpenWest's 'dedicated live television offering.' WOW will stop selling and marketing its own pay-TV services as it looks to migrate customers to YouTube TV.

Launch of first TiVo-based TVs delayed to second half of 2023

Xperi had originally planned for partner Vestel to start selling TiVo-powered connected TVs this spring. Meanwhile, Xperi has signed on a second TV partner for its initial focus on Europe.

US pay-TV loses historic worst 2.31M subs in Q1

Record losses of 2.31 million US pay-TV subs in the first quarter of 2023 left the market shrinking at a pace of -6.9%, according to a new analysis from MoffettNathanson.

Disney to unify Hulu and Disney+ content in one app

The Mouse will continue to sell Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ subscriptions but is planning a Hulu/Disney+ combo this year. The move signals that Disney may keep Hulu to itself.

Dish's satellite TV biz isn't 'going away,' Ergen says

Dish's satellite TV subscriber losses ballooned to 318,000 in the first quarter of 2023. Meanwhile, the company is already making moves to freshen up its aging satellite fleet.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' now connected to 18.4M modems

Harmonic claims deployments of CableOS, its virtualized platform for access networks, now covers about 10% of the global cable modem footprint.

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