Disney putting the squeeze on Apple; TWC adding faster Internet in Charlotte, N.C.

More news bytes from around the World Wide Web.

> Disney is reportedly pressuring Apple to include more of its spinoff channels on its anticipated streaming TV service. Story.

> Time Warner Cable's Charlotte, N.C.-area subscribers will begin getting faster Internet speeds and improved television this summer as the MSO flexes its competitive muscles to battle Google and AT&T. Story.

> Suddenlink says it's going to spend nearly $250 million over three years to increase internet speeds to 150 Mbps for customers in Amarillo, Canyon and Tulia, Texas. Story.

> A last-minute retransmission deal enabled three Media General-run Austin TV stations to remain on the Suddenlink Communications lineup.  Story.

> Geniatech has integrated Broadpeak's technology has been integrated into its Android TV hybrid set-top box. Press release.

> A broadband thought: ABI Research that the volume of data captured by IoT-connected devices will surpass 1,600 exabytes—or 1.6 zettabytes—in 2020. Press release.

> Infinera has crafted a deal to acquire Sweden-based Transmode for $350 million, a deal that will help the vendor capitalize on the emerging growth in 100G metro aggregation deployments taking place at the largest service providers. Full article.

And finally … Video imaging pioneers Faroudja Enterprises will introduce three UHDTV image quality improvement technologies for mobile, home, consumer and broadcast applications. Press release.

Suggested Articles

The big four U.S. wireless carriers don't practice their video throttling uniformly.

When Charter and Disney earlier this week announced their new carriage agreement, they included news about cooperatively working against video piracy, which…

Cord cutters who opt for streaming video services instead of traditional pay TV will inevitably increase their broadband consumption. But some new research…