News of Note—Comcast, Viacom, Netflix, Frontier and more

News of note
Reports indicate the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting an antitrust investigation into the nation's four largest wireless carriers about possible collusion over eSIM technology. (Pixabay)

> Viacom and Comcast said they are teaming up on advanced advertising. A new longterm agreement will integrate Viacom’s targeted advertising skill and national reach with technology from Comcast’s Freewheel unit and data on anonymized cable subscribers. Multichannel News story

> Rivals Amazon and Netflix, along with major Hollywood studios, are taking streaming service SET TV to court in a suit that by the end of last week expanded to include just about every major player in the entertainment stratosphere. FierceVideo story

> According to a number of new reports, the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting an antitrust investigation into the nation's four largest wireless carriers, with a focus on AT&T and Verizon as well as the GSMA, about possible collusion over eSIM technology. Specifically, the agency is looking at whether the companies worked together to prevent broad adoption of the technology, which would allow customers to more easily switch carriers. FierceWireless story

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> Frontier Communications has asked the FCC for permission to discontinue two legacy services: Busy Verification and Busy Interrupt. Consumers now have plenty of next-generation VoIP and other IP-based service options, rendering the old busy signal obsolete. FierceTelecom story

> Netflix, where shares are soaring as the company continues to exceed expectations for subscriber growth, said CEO Reed Hastings is expected to get more stock as part of his compensation package in 2018 than he received in 2017. Multichannel News story

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