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SFR appoints Michel Paulin as its new CEO

SFR named Michel Paulin as its new CEO, replacing Eric Denoyer who is leaving the France-based operator as part of a general overhaul of its management structure.

Turk Telekom adopts single brand with an eye on convergence

Turk Telekom has united its operations under a single brand to enable it to provide a "one-stop shop" for mobile and fixed voice, broadband and TV services.

Comcast, DirecTV among pay-TV operators kicking the tires on virtual reality

With trade show floor and executive panel presentations over-indexing with hype about virtual reality (VR) at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, questions emerged as to whether VR will go the way of 3D TV, another former CES uber-trend that never caught on with consumers. A consensus quickly evolved that VR is not  that  technology. Analysts now see virtual reality as having too many practical applications-- everything from education to health care to real estate-- to fail. Naturally, pay-TV companies are experimenting with VR, with some expecting to reap big rewards.

AT&T's 214K new DirecTV subs in Q4 offset by huge 240K loss for U-verse

Resurgent customer growth of 214,000 subscribers for AT&T's recently acquired DirecTV division was offset in the fourth quarter by losses of 240,000 video subscribers for the legacy U-verse service.

VideoBlocks shifts CMO Leonard into CEO role as subscriber base passes 130K

Online video stock footage doesn't sound like a compelling market segment, but as content creators multiply, so does demand for high-quality video filler. That has driven a huge boost in subscribership at VideoBlocks, a Web-based stock video footage provider, which in turn is driving a minor strategy pivot as co-founder Joel Holland steps out of the CEO role and into a new position as executive chairman. TJ Leonard, formerly chief marketing officer, is taking over as CEO.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon led wireless advertising in 2015

Whether it is Verizon's colored balls commercial or T-Mobile CEO John Legere's infamous competition rants, it's clear that wireless operators spend a lot of money advertising their brands.

FirstLight Fiber's 36,000-mile fiber extension targets wireless backhaul, enterprise opportunities

FirstLight Fiber is enhancing its fiber diet by adding 36,000 miles into New York's Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, enabling it to fulfill a mix of wireless backhaul and enterprise service opportunities.

Viacom CEO Dauman's 23% raise irks activist shareholder, analysts

After publishing a 99-page slideshow last week taking aim at the media company's management, Viacom activist shareholder Eric Jackson has directed his ire at the eyebrow-raising salary of company CEO Philippe Dauman.

USTelecom wants cable's business services dominance considered in new special access rules

As the FCC begins to cull through the mountains of data on special access services, USTelecom, the industry forum focused on incumbent telcos, says the regulator should consider how cable has become a dominant force in the business segment.

Comcast Business lights up Wi-Fi for SMBs, enterprise branch locations

Comcast Business has begun offering its small to medium business and enterprise branch office customers a Wi-Fi solution, playing into the growing BYOD (bring your own device) and Wi-Fi usage trends within businesses.