News of Note—Charter ends 4-month Northwest Broadcasting blackout and more

News of note
As Turner’s Bleacher Report Live service nears the summer launch of its per-game pricing option, the company is opening up a new channel for digital marketers. (Pixabay)

> After more than four months and some pretty serious name-calling, Charter Communications and Northwest Broadcasting ended their retransmission consent dispute Friday, with Charter customers expected to regain access to Northwest’s stations later Friday. Multichannel News article

> The long-in-the-works DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service, which was first announced in April 2017, finally looks like it has a more concrete launch date. FierceVideo article

> As Turner’s Bleacher Report Live service nears the summer launch of its per-game pricing option, the company is opening up a new channel for digital marketers. FierceVideo article

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> CTIA is keen on the FCC’s steps toward making more high-band spectrum available for 5G, reiterating that it’s going to take more than one type of spectrum band for the U.S. to win the race to 5G. FierceWireless article

> Looking to give its whole-home Wi-Fi efforts a boost, AT&T is offering two Smart Wi-Fi Extenders (made by AirTies) to customers who upgrade to its “fastest broadband speeds,” meaning its symmetrical 1 Gig service, in this case. Multichannel News article

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