Altice launches Zive SVOD service in Europe; Bright House increases Internet speeds

More cable news from across the Web:

> Altice in Europe detailed its SVOD plans, based on its new Zive service. The move could foreshadow the company's strategy for the U.S. market. TVBEurope article

> Bright House Networks is increasing the speeds on its residential Internet service starting next month. Release

> Discovery Communications CEO enjoyed a salary increase of more than 300 percent. Seeking Alpha article

> AT&T's AdWorks advertising division said it is testing the capability to allow advertisers to push ads to both TVs and mobile devices in the same home. Multichannel News article

> ImOn Communications could compete with Mediacom in Iowa City. Press-Citizen article

> Liberty Global and Discovery Communications, which both count John Malone as their largest shareholder, are buying a 3.4 percent stake in Lionsgate. Variety article

Telecom News

> As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying. Article

> Hawaiian Telcom continues to benefit from the wireless industry's ongoing move to 4G LTE as the telco is finding that its wholesale wireless operator customers are purchasing higher increments of bandwidth. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix is continuing to plumb different content genres as it expands its library of originals, announcing that its next series to premiere will be a documentary about a high-stakes criminal case. Article

> And we're off: Analysts earlier this year were predicting that at least 20 subscription-based OTT services would launch by 2018, most in small content niches. But in the meantime, a number of companies including startups, pay-TV operators and wireless carriers are jumping ahead with launches and partnerships, leaving analysts to scramble in the background. Editor's Corner

Installer News

> As it continues to migrate its business from pay-TV to focus on residential and commercial high-speed data, Cable One is also working to make another important change: It's working hard to keep installers out of customer homes. Article

> CommScope said that its recently completed acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services (BNS) assets will help it expand, particularly in the fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) segment. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao hailed the group's performance in the six months to end-September as an "important turning point" after it returned to organic service revenue and EBITDA growth. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint is in the middle of its turnaround but has a lot of cause for optimism, according to CFO Tarek Robbiati, who promised that the carrier will continue to make improvements in churn and its network. Article

> Investor Chamath Palihapitiya is backing a company called Rama that intends to bid as much as $4 billion to $10 billion in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in the hopes of winning enough airwaves to start a new carrier to shake up the U.S. wireless industry. Article

And finally… Disney's CEO will reportedly help build a stadium in Carson, Calif., for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. Article

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