Last VHS player manufacturer ceases production; Playstation Vue adds access to local CBS affiliates

More cable news from across the web:

> Japan's Funai, the last maker of VHS players, announced that it will stop making the devices. Engadget story

> Sony PlayStation Vue has added access to local CBS affiliates in nine markets. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Verizon plans to deliver virtual customer premises equipment services to over 30 global markets by the end of the year. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire last week became the first company to successfully demonstrate a 5G fixed wireless solution in Mississippi using Nokia equipment with a direct connection to its fiber-based commercial television service. Article

Wireless News

> Dish Network posted quarterly earnings that significantly surpassed analysts' expectations and reported a profit of $410 million, up from $324 million during the same period a year ago. Article

And finally… Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker said that Fox News chief Roger Ailes' pending exit will likely produce an "overhang" for 21st Century Fox earnings and shares, given that the news channel accounts for 9 percent of the parent's revenue. TV News Check story

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