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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.

Cisco shifts next-gen cable amp business to ATX Networks

ATX is set to build Cisco GainMaker-compatible amps and take over a key piece of the cable access market as Cisco puts more focus on software and remote PHY devices for cable's pivot to distributed and virtualized networks.

Eurobites: You don't need Huawei for 5G, US diplomat tells Europe

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo improves the customer experience with Nokia; BICS connects up exoskeletons; ADVA hints at coronavirus-linked trouble ahead.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

Sling TV swings to first-ever subscriber loss in Q4

Internet streaming service sheds 94,000 subs as Dish's satellite TV business shows signs of stabilization and narrows its losses to 100,000.

Cable op Midco hints at interest in CBRS spectrum auction

Cable company Midco is testing fixed wireless LTE technology in the CBRS spectrum band in North Dakota and Minnesota, an effort that's partly to prepare for possible spectrum purchases, the company said.

Dish to spend up to $500M on 5G network build in 2020

Most of that cash will be spent on RF planning and site permitting. 'There's not a lot to build this year,' Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen says.

US pay-TV losses widen to 864K in Q4

Pay-TV losses have reached a record rate of decline as major cable operators and other distributors begin to encourage or embrace cord-cutting, MoffettNathanson says.

Netflix's global sub base to expand to 325M by 2025 – analyst

OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.

Intel in talks to sell home connectivity unit to MaxLinear

Qualcomm and MediaTek have also held talks about the Intel unit, which makes DOCSIS silicon and chips for WiFi and smart home products, industry sources said.

Amazon stokes cable operator opportunity with Fire TV discounts

Initiative with the National Cable Television Cooperative provides discounted rates on Fire TV sticks and streaming players to small and midsized service providers.

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Windstream teams with YouTube TV Monday, February 24, 2020
TPG Capital acquires EnTouch Systems Monday, February 24, 2020
Fastly shuffles exec deck Friday, February 21, 2020
NAB Show is still a go Thursday, February 20, 2020
Clearfield adds 5G small cell support Thursday, February 20, 2020
CommScope CPE sales fall 25% in Q4 2019 Thursday, February 20, 2020