News of Note—Liberty Global, TDS, CBS, AMC and more

News of note
AMC Networks has proposed a deal to acquire the outstanding shares of RLJ Entertainment it doesn’t currently own for $4.25 per share in cash. (Pixabay)

> Liberty Global is teaming up with Benu Networks to support the MSO’s transition to IPv6 using a dual-stack approach. Multichannel News article

> CBS has officially launched CBS Sports HQ, its ad-supported sports streaming service built on the model established by CBSN, the network’s streaming news network. FierceVideo article

> AMC Networks has proposed a deal to acquire the outstanding shares of RLJ Entertainment it doesn’t currently own for $4.25 per share in cash. FierceVideo article

> Warner Bros. is shutting down its Warner Archive streaming service and transitioning those subscribers over to Turner SVOD FilmStruck. FierceVideo article

> U.S. Cellular said it expects to launch commercial LTE fixed wireless services sometime this year, and said that those offerings will contribute to the company’s bottom line in 2018. FierceWireless article

> TDS Telecom is looking to further its fiber expansion strategy within and outside its traditional wireline territory this year following the success of an initial build in Wisconsin from its acquisition of Sun Prairie Utilities, a regional fiber provider. FierceTelecom article

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