Comcast shows off rack-mountable X1; Research: Global pay-TV customers to grow to 904M by 2020

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast said it is displaying its new rack-mountable X1 in Dallas at the Cedia Expo 2015 show for home theater manufacturers and installers. Post

> According to Digital TV Research, pay-TV subscriptions across 89 countries will increase by 200 million from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020. Release

> "There's no such thing as 'Too much TV,' unless we're all spending more and not watching more. That's not the case," said Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Deadline article

> The Royals is headed to Amazon's streaming video service. Deadline article

Telecom News

> USA Fiber, an emerging dark fiber provider, has introduced a dark fiber lease program targeting wholesale customers looking to interconnect with area on its new Ashburn, Va., ring. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless rolled out a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones -- with a few caveats. Article

> According to a new report from MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett, which analyzed data on social media provided by the firm Comlinkdata on customers switching, T-Mobile US performed the best while AT&T Mobility fared the worst, with Verizon Wireless and Sprint somewhere in the middle. Article

And finally… The FCC set Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. ET as the filing deadline for its upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction of TV broadcasters' spectrum.

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