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TeliaSonera completes Ncell sale, changes name to Telia

TeliaSonera said it has completed the previously announced sale of its Ncell operation in Nepal, which also represents a first step in the disposal of the company's assets in Eurasia.

Grabbing the OTT lightning: traditional media drives the latest online video trends at NAB 2016

This year marked my third time covering the over-the-top goings-on at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and the annual tradeshow, as usual, did not fail to catch the attention of the broadcast industry and the myriad vendors that support media and entertainment. Each year is different when it comes to the conversation around OTT and the technologies that are drawing the most focus and excitement, and 2016 was no exception.

thePlatform, Comcast Wholesale target multiscreen needs with new service

Comcast's wholesale division and thePlatform have joined forces to launch a new product, theVideoPlatform, which gives traditional media and entertainment players like broadcasters and cable operators the ability to quickly launch, manage and maintain multiscreen video services.

YouTube, Amazon bring broadcasters around to OTT at NAB conference

LAS VEGAS-- Executives with Google's YouTube online video service and Amazon headlined the National Association of Broadcasters' Online Video Conference, putting a spotlight on the rapid changes taking place not just in online video, as virtual reality and consumer-friendly business models come to the fore, but also in the traditional broadcast community.

FreedomPop launches in Spain with zero-rated WhatsApp service

FreedomPop officially launched its free mobile service in Spain as it continued expand its footprint in Europe. The MVNO is also touting a new zero-rated data offering for any usage of WhatsApp, which it says accounts for 90 percent of texting in Spain.

AT&T reiterates stance for FCC to eliminate non-discrimination requirements on the U.S.-Cuba route

AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.

Verizon FiOS customers unfazed by replacement installers, but activation time remains a concern

Verizon FiOS customers who signed up for service right before the telco's wireline workforce went on strike aren't worried that substitute workers are going to install their service, but rather that they'll get connected on time.

Comcast to add 35K video subs in Q1 on X1 deployments driving down churn, analyst says

Comcast should see lower churn in the first quarter thanks to increased deployments of its X1 set-top, leading Jefferies analysts to increase their net subscriber growth estimates for the quarter from 25,000 to 35,000.

Arris sells DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver to HBO, announces new line of Surfboard products

LAS VEGAS — Announcing an array of new products and deals at this week's NAB show, Arris said it has reached a deal with HBO to provide its DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver.

ABC plans to expand affiliate streaming through agreements with DirecTV, PlayStation Vue

ABC used the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention this week to unveil Clearinghouse, a new program that will see the network hammering out deals with authenticated streaming platforms for its local affiliates.