Cablevision said it won't hold quarterly conference call; Netflix's CEO to speak at CES

More cable news from across the Web:

> Harmonic said Entel Bolivia will use its technology to deploy a direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) service. Release

> Cablevision will not hold a conference call with financial analysts in conjunction with the release of its third-quarter earnings. The company said the move was due to Altice's pending acquisition of the company. Release

> Comcast Business said it expanded its fiber-based network in San Ramon, Calif. Release

> Brazil's pay-TV market will reach 27.7 million households by 2018, said Dataxis. IPTV News article

> The Kicker is a new streaming video site launching in the sports and comedy genre. Variety article

> Netflix's CEO will speak at the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas. Variety article

> According to new research, Netflix users watch 10 shows per week on the service. Release

> Apple's Tim Cook said the company recorded a "huge" first day of Apple TV sales. Article

> Time Warner Cable announced several new TV ads. Post

Telecom News

> INCOMPAS, which was formerly known as COMPTEL, has joined the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) in opposing a request from USTelecom to extend the upcoming comment and reply comment deadlines in the FCC's special access data review process. Article

Online Video News

> With ad blocking as arguably the hottest topic in the online video industry right now, Brightcove has introduced Lift, a service designed to skate around most blocking software to deliver video ads to consumers. Article

> The OTT video market is booming because of, not in spite of, regulations that keep over-the-top providers from being considered as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). That's the position of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who reiterated his stance in a speech to an audience in Hong Kong. Article

Installer News

> 3M has introduced a new network interface device (NID) that will enable installers to accelerate single-family home FTTH installations. Article

> Fluke Networks said it will update two devices for 802.11ac compatibility. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission (EC) faced a backlash from consumer groups after MEPs voted to abolish mobile roaming rates from mid-2017, and cleared controversial net neutrality rules. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US may have raised its expectations for postpaid subscriber growth for 2015 for the third time this year when it reported third-quarter earnings yesterday, but that did not stop investors from shaving nearly 7 percent off the company's stock price yesterday. Article

> Verizon Wireless is pushing ahead with plans to deploy Cloud-RAN network architecture and also will keep deploying small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to handle growing capacity requirements in urban markets. Article

And finally… FidoTV, "the first television programming channel dedicated solely to dog lovers," is now available on Dish Network. Release