News of Note—Windstream, Starry, Pew Research and more

News of note

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today:

> The growth in overall ad spending for calendar 2017 is going to be up when the final numbers come in for the fourth quarter, but it now looks like the growth rate for the full year will turn out to be less than expected, after a slowdown in spending during the latter half of the year. FierceVideo article

> Fewer Americans are regularly getting their news from television, and those declines are impacting local TV news the most, according to new figures from the Pew Research Center. FierceVideo article

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceVideo!

The Video industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Cable, Media and Entertainment, Telco, and Tech companies rely on FierceVideo for the latest news, trends, and analysis on video creation and distribution, OTT delivery technologies, content licensing, and advertising strategies. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

> Windstream has named Eric Solomon as its western region VP of channel sales, reflecting its move to enhance revenue in its partner market channels. FierceTelecom article

> President Donald Trump plans to unveil further details about his rural broadband expansion strategy during a speech he will give at this afternoon’s 99th annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee. FierceTelecom article

> Taking advantage of the CES 2018 hullabaloo, Starry announced it will collaborate with Marvell to make a new set of fixed wireless access technologies available to other companies, all in an effort to speed the deployment of fixed wireless 5G technologies. FierceWireless article

Suggested Articles

A massive media conglomerate like Comcast/NBCUniversal makes news often but this week was particularly busy with an acquisition, a big name reveal and a major…

DAZN, a subscription sports streaming service that launched in 2018, has a new distribution deal in place on Comcast’s X1 and Flex video platforms.

Given the accelerating rate at which consumers are going online for entertainment, Roku said that streaming TV viewers could surpass the amount of pay TV…