News of Note—CenturyLink, Hulu, Verizon, Ericsson and more

News of note

> Hulu is claiming it’s the first U.S. SVOD to launch an app for the Nintendo Switch, putting it out ahead of competitors including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. FierceOnlineVideo story

> CenturyLink continues to be challenged by cable’s aggressive DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts, particularly where it offers lower-speed broadband tiers, as the telco lost another 101,000 customers during the third quarter. The service provider ended the quarter with a total of 5.76 million customers. FierceTelecom story

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has set a goal to reduce the telco's costs by $10 billion over the next four years, and it is going to leverage one of its biggest investments, network virtualization, to drive that initiative forward. FierceTelecom story

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> Deutsche Bank upgraded its outlook for T-Mobile, urging investors to buy shares before the company increases its dividends and buys its own stock. FierceWireless story

> Ericsson is renaming its broadcast and media services business Red Bee Media, which will be an independent business fully owned by Ericsson with operations in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. FierceBroadcasting story

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