News of Note—WWE comes to Fox; Roku launches targeted ad marketplace

News of note

> Plume, a startup focused on whole-home WiFi products and services, has amplified its retail business with the recent debut of a new line of speedier “SuperPod” devices alongside a subscription-based model. Multichannel News article

> WWE’s “SmackDown Live” is officially a Fox Sports program and will air every Friday night on the Fox broadcast network beginning in October 2019 as part of a new five-year deal. FierceVideo article

> Roku on Wednesday introduced Audience Marketplace, which will allow advertising buyers and sellers to target audiences on the Roku platform in the U.S. FierceVideo article

> The Communications Workers of America union, which represents 700,000 workers across the United States, said it plans to withhold its approval of the Sprint and T-Mobile merger until the companies make a “binding commitment” not to eliminate jobs in their proposed merger. FierceWireless article

> Great Plains Communications, the largest privately owned telecommunication provider in Nebraska, said it has been purchased by private equity firm Grain Management. Terms were not disclosed. Multichannel News article

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