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For Turner, ESPN, and Verizon, mobile video success relies on 'holistic' business models

BOSTON-- Mobile devices may be an increasingly popular way to consume online video, but it's not necessarily the device that is driving popularity of certain video apps. That's the consensus of two major broadcast networks, Turner and ESPN, at a panel session on mobile video strategy here at the INTX tradeshow.

Millimeter wave technologies show promise for 5G, but propagation, LTE interoperability remain key issues

BOSTON-- Wireless and cable operators may see millimeter wave spectrum bands as a key element in the 5G roadmap, but questions about network propagation and interoperability with existing LTE services remain.

RDK now deployed in more than 15 million devices

Reference Design Kit (RDK) is using INTX 2016 in Boston to tout some growth numbers within the global pay-TV market, announcing that more than 15 million devices are now running RDK, a software stack for IP set-tops, gateways and other devices.

Comcast, The Weather Company, Sling TV say mobile platforms drive changing TV Everywhere viewing behaviors

BOSTON-- While the chatter for months has revolved around the way that millennials – that coveted, 18-36 year old age demographic – view out-of-home video content, industry players Comcast and The Weather Company are finding that different TV Everywhere platforms, such as smartphones or tablets, are driving viewer behavior more than age groups do.

Verizon, CWA, IBEW to reignite labor contract negotiations

Verizon and representatives of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers in the Northeast have agreed to come to the negotiating table again.

Report: O2 UK CEO considers £8.5B MBO for former CK Hutchison target

O2 UK could be the subject of an £8.5 billion (€10.7 billion/$12.2 billion) management buyout following the collapse of CK Hutchison's bid for the mobile operator, according to the Telegraph.

AT&T launches equipment installment plan for accessories, up to $400

AT&T has expanded its equipment installation payment plan to also cover accessories. Starting today, the carrier said its wireless customers can purchase accessories such as Bose SoundLink speakers or LG Tone Infinim headsets through the plans and pay them off in monthly installments with no down payment and no interest.

Suddenlink operating profit up 21% under Altice control

While Cablevision investors watch and wait for the inevitable close of Altice NV's $17.7 billion purchase of the company, they can take heart in the performance of another recent Altice cable acquisition.

Oregon's BendBroadband removes usage caps for customers who sign up for TV service

According to a company blog post, customers who subscribe to the operator's Bronze tier or above (Silver, Gold or Platinum) don't have to worry about usage-based pricing if they also subscribe to a TV service tier of Essentials or above (Preferred, Preferred Plus and The Works).

Sprint gives 12 months of Amazon Prime free to customers on 40 GB plans

Sprint said it will give a year of Amazon Prime-- worth $99-- for free to new or existing customers who sign up for the carrier's 40 GB shared data plan. The offer comes weeks after Sprint offered its customers access to Amazon Prime for $10.99-- a price that Amazon itself began offering just a few days later.