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Report: Verizon’s OTT service is named Go90 and it will be free

July 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Go90 will offer “live music, exclusive events, best of web content, sports, prime time and more.”                                  


Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Deal

July 24, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee...


CWA plans weekend rally to announce Verizon strike decision

July 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions is set to expire at midnight on Aug. 1.


Report: Comcast pursuing deals with Buzzfeed, Vice Media

July 24, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The report cites unnamed sources who say all deals are in early stages and might not proceed.                                    


EU gives blessing to Nokia, ALU deal

July 24, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The approval follows previously disclosed antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States.


AT&T loses U-verse video subs as DirecTV finish line draws near

July 24, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Stephens also attributed some pressure during the quarter to AT&T’s on-going efforts to transition customers to IP services.


YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

July 24, 2015 10:17 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

A panoply of ways to earn money outside of YouTube have recently emerged.                                                  

YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

July 24, 2015 9:24 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format.


Briefs: Cox, DVEO, Charter, Netflix

July 24, 2015 9:19 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Cox Communications announced that it is launching its gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Louisiana.             


Moffett: Pay-TV programming costs could squash broadband investment

July 23, 2015 12:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The other outcome Moffett predicted is that broadband costs to the consumer will have to rise to fill in the gap in revenues.      


Comcast adds Internet customers as video losses slow

July 23, 2015 11:43 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

The country's largest cable company added 180,000 Internet customers in the April-June quarter, the smallest gain in at least two years.


Dish rebukes FCC’s plan to withhold $3B in auction credits

July 23, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

"Our investments in NorthStar and SNR helped make the AWS-3 auction the most successful spectrum auction in FCC history."


Powers behind 'Power' lobby Hill lawmakers for support

July 23, 2015 10:24 am | by Glynn A. Hill, Associated Press | Comments

"Power" star Omari Hardwick and the creator of the popular Starz series lobbied lawmakers Wednesday for greater support for cable programs that appeal to minority audiences.


Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

July 23, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qualcomm says it will cut jobs, update its board and review its business structure as part of an effort to improve its performance.


Briefs: AOL, Cox, Crown Media, AT&T, Popcornflix

July 23, 2015 10:12 am | by CED Staff | Comments

AOL today announced the global expansion of the company’s suite of premium ad solutions into video with the introduction of five new linear premium video ad formats.



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