'Fear the Walking Dead' draws 10.1M viewers; Charter scores $3.8B in loans

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> New research from Nielsen found that Twitter can help drive people to watch TV. MediaPost article

> Charter Communications said it scored $3.8 billion in loans, money it plans to use to finance its acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Release

> Comcast said it would double its Internet access speeds to customers in Minnesota. TwinCities article

> Comcast said it is making it easier for its customers to pay for their bills using the company's mobile app. Post

> AMC's Fear the Walking Dead shattered pay-TV ratings records with 10.1 million viewers. Deadline article

> Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS announced a licensing program "as part of the market introduction of the next-generation TV audio system developed by the MPEG-H Audio Alliance." The companies said the MPEG-H Audio Alliance TV System is under consideration for the ATSC 3.0 standard. Release

> Some critics are taking aim at the fact that the recent Republican primary presidential debate was only available on pay TV. Washington Post article

> Amazon said it will offer High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to members of its Prime Instant Video in a handful of international markets. Broadband TV article

Mobile Developer News

> By Caroline Lewko's estimate, less than 10 percent of developers are women -- and she's excited about that. Lewko, who is the CEO of Wireless Industry Partnership, a company that supports mobile developers, said the number of women working as developers is slowly growing. Feature

> Garmin's ConnectIQ could give developers a faster route to the wearable apps market. Hot Seat

Telecom News

> Windstream has taken another step forward in its ongoing 100G network expansion into the New York market by deploying its core network infrastructure in Zayo's area colocation facilities. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T is starting to rebrand its Mexican wireless operations under its own name, and its top Mexican executive acknowledged that, while it is starting to shake up the market it still faces a formidable rival in América Móvil, the dominant Mexican carrier. Article

> Gogo, the in-flight Wi-Fi provider, said that the Federal Aviation Administration has given final approval for a new technology that the company claims will provide a 20x increase in bandwidth over its existing Air to Ground solution, bringing 70 Mbps connections to plane. Article

And finally… Netflix's Ted Sarandos is selling his Beverly Hills home for $9.35 million. Article

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