New Apple TV coming next week; customers crowd into Suddenlink offices after digital switch

More cable news from across the Web:

> Apple CEO Tim Cook said the latest version of Apple TV will be released next week. The Verge article

> TV advertising was down 4 percent year-over-year in September, according to Standard Media Index. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has partnered with TV station group Sinclair to create a new diginet, Comet, focused on MGM franchises like The Outer Limits and Stargate. TV News Check article

> Suddenlink's St. Joseph, Kan., offices were crowded with customers seeking technical support after the MSO converted its local systems to digital. St. Joseph News Press article

Telecom News

> Verizon may be selling off a sizeable piece of its wireline network base to Frontier, but the service provider will have a concentrated FTTH base allowing it to effectively compete with Altice when the France-based company completes its Cablevision acquisition. Article

> CenturyLink has set an aggressive SDN and NFV network plan, announcing that it will virtualize 40 percent of its global IP core network by the end of this year and plans to have full global virtualization of its IP core network and data centers by 2018. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Communications plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, but the company is more interested in acquiring higher-band spectrum for capacity, according to a senior Verizon executive. Article

And finally… Spanish-language channel NBC Universo will license a dubbed version of AMC's The Walking Dead. Deadline Hollywood story

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