NY state PSC delays Altice-Cablevision decision until May; Yahoo to stream 180 MLB games this year

More cable news from across the Web:

> The New York State Public Services Commission has pushed its decision on the Altice-Cablevision merger to May. Multichannel News story

> Yahoo has signed a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream 180 games this season. Wired story

> Canadian research firm Convergence Consulting says the North American pay-TV market lost 1.131 million subscribers last year. Report

> Atlantic Broadband has introduced hosted voice services across its business services footprint. CED Magazine story

> Fixed wireless Internet provider Rise Broadband is offering Dish satellite TV service across its rural and suburban coverage area. CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> Windstream officially launched its 1 Gbps FTTH service in four market areas serving about 35,000 residential and small business customers, including Lincoln, Neb., Lexington, Ky., Sugar Land, Texas, and seven North Carolina communities. Article

Installer News

> Brocade's recently announced plans to buy Ruckus Wireless for $1.2 billion should beef up Brocade's ability to compete in markets like 5G and IoT, while also providing a crucial piece currently lacking from Ruckus's product portfolio. Article

> As Windstream begins to deliver its 1 Gbps FTTH service to residential and small businesses in four markets, the service provider is looking for opportunities to ease the installation process by leveraging existing fiber it has built in a number of its rural communities. Article

Online Video News

> Investors who are worried that Netflix won't post significant increases in U.S. subscribers for the first quarter should relax, a Pacific Crest Securities analyst said, as the SVOD provider's international strategy will keep it on a meaningful growth track. Article

> International-focused streaming service YipTV and OTT provider Dailymotion are among a block of over-the-top providers and TV networks that have signed on to T-Mobile's streaming service, Binge On, setting a challenge to its primary mobile-first video streaming challenger, Verizon's Go90 service. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia announced plans to cut thousands of jobs globally including a reported 1,300 positions in its homeland of Finland as part of an effort to save more than $1 billion in the wake of its recent acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Article

> The worldwide smartphone market will rebound slightly in 2016, CCS Insight predicted, gaining 2.9 percent over "a weak 2015." And according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the new iPhone SE could account for a respectable chunk of that growth. Article

And finally… Seven years after the introduction of TV Everywhere, Texas-based Grande Communications has launched multiscreen app Grande2Go. Press release

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