Netflix streaming volume up 350 percent since 2011; Cable One faces massive retrans hike for ABC, CW in Fargo

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Netflix users are now streaming an average of 90 minutes of programming a day, while streaming volume on the SVOD service has grown 350 percent in the last 10 quarters. Study

> Middleware and back-office tools vendor aioTV has struck a deal with Midcontinent Communications to provide the operator with online services, apps and streaming content. Press release

> Cable One says broadcaster Forum Communications is seeking a 490 percent increase in retrans fees to carry its Fargo, N.D., ABC and CW affiliates. Story

> Verizon, which earlier began offering symmetrical data speed to residential users, will extend the program to business subscribers. Story

> Dish Network's Spanish-language programming platform DishLatino has signed on to carry Spain's Antena 3 Internacional network. Story

> AMC's Walking Dead is the most expensive scripted series on cable TV to advertise on, with commercial spots averaging $400,000 a unit. Story

> Amazon will begin streaming all 10 episodes of Jill Soloway's transgender-themed comedy Transparent Friday. Story

And finally … Starz has set an April 4 midseason premiere date for the anticipated return of its original series Outlander. Story

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