Popcorn Time lawsuit targets 16 Comcast subs; Comcast outage hits Louisiana

More cable news from across the Web:

> Starz announced its Starz Play, its authenticated online TV Everywhere service for Starz premium subscribers, is now on the Roku platform. Release

> A new lawsuit targets 16 Comcast subscribers for viewing a movie on Popcorn Time. Ars Technica article

> Comcast customers suffered an outage in Louisiana. Knoe article

> According to a new study, 22 percent of connected TV and OTT users engaged in ads. MediaPost article

> Italians watch the most TV, according to IHS. Release

> Movie studios spent $1 billion on TV advertising this summer. MediaPost article

> Gray Television is acquiring the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, KCRG-TV. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Comporium increased its Internet speeds. Herald article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 8-K filing that the wireline assets it is acquiring from Verizon in California, Texas and Florida performed well during the second quarter with revenues rising year-over-year to $1.45 billion. Article

> While the largest U.S.-based wireless operators are in various stages of their small cell roll outs, Zayo is seeing growing demand to provide fiber-based backhaul connectivity and turnkey solutions. Article

Online Video News

> Both Apple and Google are taking separate measures to remove annoyances from their users' lives, at the expense of online video advertisers. Article

Installer News

> Welcome to the next chapter of FierceInstaller. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> GSMA Intelligence said the number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) worldwide increased by 70 per cent between June 2010 and June 2015, reaching 1,017 as of June this year. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint said it plans to bring 750 additional new jobs to neighborhoods throughout Chicago and expects to invest $150 million in the market by the end of 2016, up from Sprint's previous commitment to invest $45 million. Article

> U.S. wireless carriers will eventually shift to smartphone leasing and away from equipment installment plans, according to analysts at Macquarie Capital. Further, they think the operators could get a boost in leasing by partnering with Apple, which would stand to benefit from a move to leasing. Article

And finally… The U.S. cable industry contributed $386 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014, along with 2.7 million jobs. Article

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