AT&T sees new opportunities in delivering original U-verse video programming; Cincinnati Bell sells off more of its stake in CyrusOne

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> AT&T sees new opportunity in delivering original content for U-verse video subscribers, like its new original program My Opry Debut show.  Article

> Cincinnati Bell has entered into a purchase agreement with CyrusOne to sell 12,400,000 operating partnership units in CyrusOne's operating partnership, CyrusOne LP, for $29.8752 per operating partnership unit. Article

> Tata Teleservices, according to a TeleGeography report citing an Economic Times of India story, has awarded Huawei a $15 billion three-year contract to upgrade its wireline network. Article

> KPN plans to reach an agreement soon with its wholesale customers on its DSL network over upgrades and faster subscriptions, says company COO Joost Farwerck during a press conference on the service provider's network plans. Article

Cable News
> In a closed-door hearing, Comcast executives reportedly told FCC officials that it should not be forced to sell NBCUniversal programming to the OTT services of rivals beyond 2018. Article

> Despite nascent consumer demand for 4K/Ultra HD, Netflix has been the most aggressive supplier on the programming end, driving up the already high cost of producing original series like House of Cards by shooting them in 6K, for example. Article

Online Video News
> Despite ongoing concerns about the amount of bandwidth that over-the-top video is taking up on wireless networks, the popularity of the medium means that carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon, are making wireless OTT a "key pillar" of their future plans, a Wells Fargo analyst research note says. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular plans to cover essentially its entire customer base with LTE by the end of the year, hoping that expanded access to faster mobile broadband speeds will help its subscriber numbers and churn. Article

> General Motors expects to report around $350 million in profit during the next three years thanks to its partnership with AT&T Mobility to bring LTE to its cars, according to GM's financial chief. Article

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