Public Knowledge blasts Comcast's Stream; Warren Buffett drops Viacom holdings

More cable news from across the Web:

> Public-interest group Public Knowledge blasted Comcast's approach to its Stream service as a "straightforward example of the anticompetitive problems zero-rating can raise." Multichannel article

> Service Electric Cablevision (SECV) agreed to a new deal with Viamedia, a cable TV ad management company, for advertising sales for SECV's video services in Philadelphia and Wilkes Barre. Release

> Suddenlink expanded its 1 Gbps services to another handful of markets. Multichannel News article

> AT&T inked a new distribution deal with A+E Networks for its U-verse and DirecTV platforms. Release

> Viamedia and Rentrak announced a new tool for planning political advertising. MediaPost article

> Warren Buffett, the "oracle of Omaha," sold off his holdings in Viacom. Fool article

> Dan Mintz is reportedly planning to buy a controlling stake in Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corporation. Variety article

> Fox said it will no longer issue ratings for most of its TV shows. Bloomberg article

Telecom News

> Zayo is acquiring Allstream, MTS' business unit, for $348 million, giving the service provider an immediate fiber network presence in Canada. Article

> Verizon and VMTurbo, an application control system for software-defined data centers, are now offering enterprise customers Intelligent Cloud Control, a service the pair said will help enterprise customers migrate workloads to the a public cloud service based on their unique performance and resource requirements. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Federated Wireless last week celebrated a milestone in the launch of its CINQ XP platform, a sort of Uber for spectrum in that it will be allocated when and where people need it. Article

> AT&T Mobility last week launched its native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services (RCS), but the vision of having the services work across multiple carriers remains elusive. Article

European Wireless News

> Huawei revealed it is working with 16 European operators, vendors, SMEs and academic institutions to establish a pan-European test bed to evaluate the potential of relevant technologies as part of the recently launched 5G Exchange (5GEx) project. Article

Wireless News

> How is Apple profiting in smartphones? Industry Voices

> Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is launching new plans that offer "combination" pricing that it says is more transparent because the price point includes the cost of service, access line charges and the monthly cost of a device payment. Article

And finally… NCTA pointed again to its Onward Internet project, which the group said collects "feedback from everyday Internet users about what they wanted for the future of the Internet." Post

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