News of Note—Charter, TDS, Dish and more

News of note

> Charter Communications has leased more than 142,000 square feet of office space in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer story

> TDS Telecom-operated subsidiary TDS Broadband Service has gone to the M&A well this week, signing a deal to acquire Central Oregon-based Crestview Cable Communications as a way to further its fiber-based broadband reach. FierceTelecom story

> Hearst is out in front of a recent $133 million funding round for SVOD service iflix that is fending off the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in emerging markets. FierceBroadcasting story

> Dish Network believes that its plan to launch a narrowband IoT network will enable it to meet the FCC’s build-out requirements for its spectrum, according to Jefferies Equity Research Americas. But it may need some help. FierceWireless story