Frontier looks to poach cable market share; Comcast pays $7.2M to settle employee discrimination suit

More cable news from across the Web:

> Multiplatform information service the Weather Network has launched an app on Roku. Multichannel News story

> Cox Communications is investigating a possible data breach that may have impacted the sensitive information of around 40,000 employees. Infosecurity Magazine story

> Amazon is seeking a senior software development manager to lead a new virtual reality production team. CNET story

> Calling skinny bundles "inevitable," CBS Corp. Executive Chairman Les Moonves said his company is looking at offering a cheaper, slimmed-down version of its CBS All Access SVOD platform. Multichannel News story

> Albany, N.Y.-based Integra Optics announced a joint venture with TiOptics, Inc., a fiber optic technology research and product development company located in San Diego. Press release

> European pay TV operator Sky has investing $45 million in Southeast Asia streaming TV service iflix. Variety story

Telecom News

> Frontier sees its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas as an opportunity to increase market share for existing copper and small business customers that may have churned over to cable operators. Article

> Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast and other cable operators continue to make a dent in the Ethernet market, challenging incumbent telcos AT&T and Verizon as well as Level 3 Communications in the U.S. Ethernet market. Article

Installer News

> Comcast will pay $7.21 million to settle a class-action suit filed by African-American technicians who claim the MSO discriminated against them at a Chicago facility. Article

> General Communication, Inc. (GCI) said it plans to part ways with its urban wireless towers and rooftop locations in hopes of landing approximately $90 million in a sale lease back transaction. Article

Online Video News

> YouTube Kids, a specialized video destination launched by the Google-owned online video provider in 2015, has been a big target for brand advertisers hoping to catch the eye of young viewers -- ads that some advocacy groups say aren't always appropriate. Now Kidfluencer, a new service by ad company Super Awesome, plans to improve the experience across YouTube for both young viewers and advertisers. Article

> For e-sports, it's on: Yahoo has just launched its own dedicated website to cover the booming electronic sports and gaming industry, dubbing it Yahoo Esports. The site will reside under its Sports vertical and offer live coverage of eSports events as well as reporting, blogging, video commentary, schedules and scores, among other things. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile launched a buy-one, get-one-free promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, matching a deal AT&T launched just yesterday for the new, high-end handset. Article

> More than 2 million customers have signed up for the unlimited data plan AT&T launched less than two months ago, CFO John Stephens said this morning. Article

And finally… Viavi Solutions has introduced a cable television (CATV) signal analysis meter fully compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. Press release

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