Liberty and Vodafone enter Dutch joint venture; Charter extends Rutledge one year

More cable news from across the Web:

> Vodafone Group PLC will pay John Malone's Liberty Global PLC $1.1 billion to enter into a Dutch joint venture. Wall Street Journal story

> Charter Communications revealed in an SEC document that it has extended the contract of president and CEO Thomas Rutledge one year to Feb. 13, 2017. Multichannel News story

> Rovi Corp. reported an 11 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue to $149.5 million. CED Magazine story

> CBS All Access users complained of live stream glitches during Monday night's Grammys presentation. Variety story

> Major SVOD services including Netlfix, Amazon and Hulu account for nearly two-thirds of online viewing, according to a USA TouchPoints eDiary report. MediaPost story

Telecom News

> What is the top U.S. market for data center growth? Look no further than Seattle-Portland. According to a new JLL Data Center Outlook report on the top 10 U.S markets for data centers, Seattle-Portland had 352,000 square feet of data centers under construction last year. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon owns the most valuable brand of any telecom operator, according to a new report from Brand Finance, outpacing rival AT&T. Article

> Samsung and LG are widely expected to fight over the spotlight the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, next week, with the introduction of new flagship smartphones. And predictably, the gadgets are already getting some unofficial attention. Article

And finally… Arris says it has integrated carrier-class Wi-Fi  to popular fan locations at Daytona International Speedway's new motorsports stadium. Press release

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