Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange appoints new non-exec chairman; small-cell pilot in London's Square Mile; Telefónica virtualizes Rafa Nadal.
Steven Louden acknowledges that consumers are shifting to connected TVs with integrated operating systems, but says there's still an important role to play for standalone streaming players and dongles.
Spellmeyer most recently served as vice president of government affairs at UScellular.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom increases stake in OTE; Vodacom's full-year numbers; Swiss voters want Netflix et al to pay their way.
Jenckes, currently president of advertising at Comcast Cable, previously headed up the operator's residential video and broadband businesses.
The UK incumbent is exiting a sports market in which it has invested heavily and faces no shortage of other business challenges.
Disney's direct-to-consumer unit lost $877M while revenues climbed 23%
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom launches 5G services; Ofcom seeks mmWave feedback; Nokia opens 5G security lab in US.
The cable operator estimates its FTTP overlap to be about 20%, up from an estimate of 14% about a year ago, as more telcos add to fiber routes.
Also in today's EMEA's regional roundup: Orange France chooses Ericsson's 5G charging software; BT class action rumbles on; the African edge.
Regulator apparently unhappy about Rogers' choice of buyer for Shaw's mobile assets, fearing this would hurt competition.
Dish shares drop 19% as worse-than-expected pay-TV subscriber losses – 228,000 for satellite TV and 234,000 for Sling TV – roughly doubled the company's video losses from a year ago.
Frontier added a record 54,000 fiber broadband subs in Q1 2022, more than enough to more than offset copper losses. Frontier posted a net gain of 20,000 total broadband subs for the period.
Charter's 'not that big of a client for us at this point,' says CommScope CEO Chuck Treadway. Yet CommScope remains a key supplier of X1 and Flex boxes powered by Comcast's software platform.
Cable industry vet Mitchko-Beale will remain with Charter for an unspecified transition period. Meanwhile, Charter has promoted Justin Colwell, one of its first mobile-focused execs, to drive its converged network strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: school's in for TIP; Paramount+ reaches UK, Ireland in June; UK tech regulator de-fanged.
The NAB show buzzed with discussions about the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, latency concerns for live TV and streaming services, and 8K.
Harmonic's cable access revenues almost doubled in Q1 as CableOS deployments grew to 6.1 million, with 77 operators signed up to their virtualized access network platform.
At the CableLabs '10G Showcase,' Charter and Comcast showed progress in the form of DOCSIS 4.0 demos powered by a blend of commercially-ready products and prototype technologies.
Charter, which added 373K mobile lines in Q1, has begun rolling out 'Spectrum Mobile Speed Boost,' a feature that provides 1-Gig speeds to mobile devices in-home, even if the customer's home broadband is provisioned to deliver less than 1-Gig.