Cincinnati Bell to release Q4 2014 earnings on Feb. 19; Verizon implements Synacor for web start pages for FiOS TV

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> Cincinnati Bell will host a conference call for its fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year 2014 financial results on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET; financial results will be issued before the market opens that day. Release

> Verizon has implemented new video-focused web start pages leveraging Synacor for FiOS TV subscribers to provide simplified looks and a set of new video search and discovery features. Article

Cable News
> Atlanta technology company Clearleap says it's struck a deal with A+E Networks to power set-top-based VOD programming across all of the conglomerate's channels. Article

> Cable One has promoted Julie Laulis, who has spent the last 15 years at the Phoenix-based MSO, to president and chief operating officer. Article

Online Video News
> The Kudelski Group and Netflix announced that they've entered a long-term, "comprehensive" product relationship, dismissed all U.S. patent litigation over Kudelski-owned Nagra and OpenTV products, and put a stay on related litigation in the Netherlands. Article

Wireless News
> According to a new Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry to buy the company for up to $7.5 billion, a figure that represented a 60 percent premium on BlackBerry's shares. Article

> The Supreme Court handed T-Mobile US and the wider wireless industry a victory via a ruling in a case centering on how local governments must inform wireless carriers, tower companies and others about why they reject tower-construction requests. Article

And finally… @365datacenters: 2015 is a "year of momentum for #onlinevideo." Article