Leichtman: top 13 pay-TV providers lost 470K video subs in Q2; Comcast, Adobe kicked tires on iStreamPlanet

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> According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, analysts are now having a hard time estimating the value of media companies because of the new skinny bundle trend in the pay-TV sector. WSJ article

> Comcast and Adobe were among those considering purchasing iStreamPlanet before Turner acquired the company. WSJ article

> Cable networks like Fox News and CNN likely will reap more advertising money from the GOP primary. The Hill article

> Fox Sports streamed a German soccer match on YouTube. Cablefax article

> KFMB is now blacked out on DirecTV due to a retransmission dispute between the two companies. LA Times article

> Mexican regulator Ifetel ruled that online video providers cannot be regulated in the same way as pay-TV providers. Advanced Television article

> Leichtman Research Group said that the 13 biggest pay-TV providers lost a total of around 470,000 video customers in the second quarter of 2015. Multichannel News article

Telecom News

> The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware and services is expected to skyrocket from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019, according to IHS. Article

Wireless Tech News

> After the FCC made a series of decisions designed to set the stage for next year's incentive auction, the FCC's media bureau announced it is extending the comment deadline in the proceeding that seeks comment on rules to preserve vacant TV channels for shared use by white space devices and wireless microphones. Article

European Wireless News

> Samsung Electronics' stock price fell to its lowest level since October 2014 as new smartphones unveiled by the company last week failed to ignite analyst enthusiasm. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US CEO John Legere indicated that the carrier will work with its handset partners to include FM radio chipsets in its phones. The move comes weeks after AT&T Mobility indicated it plans to do the same for its Android-based smartphones that come out next year. Article

And finally… Viacom's CEO lost $3.4 billion betting on his company. Article

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