Reports: Charter suffers outage; CBS chief: We made $2B from Netflix, Hulu during past 4 years

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast's John Schanz will be the program committee chair for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next year. Multichannel News article

> Charter Communications appears to have suffered a brief regional service outage. KIMA.tv article

> SMK Electronics said it will unveil two "next generation" remote controls this week at the Cable-Tec EXPO'15 show. Release

> Time Warner Cable announced its TWC TechTracker, which allows users to track technicians and see when they'll arrive. Release

> CBS chief Les Moonves said his company has made $2 billion in four years from offering content through Netflix and Hulu. CNBC article

> SK Broadband in Korea said it will deploy Cisco's converged cable access platform (CCAP) product, the cBR-8, across its national footprint. Release

> Canada's Eastlink said it will use Arris' Alarm Central Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product to "automate its process for identifying, prioritizing and resolving potential service impairments." Release

> According to a new survey of American TV viewers, millennials (ages 18-34) are significantly less likely to subscribe to pay-TV services (72 percent) than consumers over 35 (86 percent). Release

> Comcast said it is adding support for multiple modulation profiles (MMP) via the carrier's upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1. A company executive said MMP will allow Comcast to offer more options. CED article

> Channel packages from the likes of Dish Network and AT&T's DirecTV are no longer offering ESPN. The Street article

> Comcast's new "Routine Monitoring Team" will use "new smart network tools developed to diagnose issues based on information about the performance of different devices customers have on their accounts," thereby allowing the company to identify problems before they affect customers. DSLReports article

Telecom News

> Adtran's third quarter 2015 revenue dropped to $158 million compared to $160 million in the second quarter of 2015. However, the company's net income was up to $7 million compared to $2.5 million in the second quarter. Article

> NGN, a member-owned service provider cooperative that runs a 1,600-mile network in North Georgia, has partnered with the Georgia Public Web to bring broadband to underserved areas of the state. Article

Online Video News

> As the move to rewrite rules governing multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) approaches a vote at the FCC, community access television stations have mounted a campaign urging the commission to reconsider its exemption of cable operators' TV Everywhere or OTT efforts from classification. The reason: The stations believe they may lose access to cable channels as well as PEG (Public, Educational and Government) Access funding, should operators go completely over the top. Article

> Social media giant Facebook is testing a new section of its web and mobile sites that will provide a dedicated location for users to find, view or share videos with their Facebook friends. The addition lays a direct challenge at the feet of YouTube and puts other social media sites on notice. Article

Installer News

> FairPoint says its new line of construction services was driven by the growing demand from its wireless wholesale customers' ongoing small cell buildouts. Article

> Commscope announced a new power solution for cell tower remote radio units (RRUs) that lets operators reuse the existing cables. The company said its PowerShift power supply is designed for LTE and beyond cell site architectures and will be available in first quarter 2016. Article

European Wireless News

> France-based Sigfox is expanding into the Middle East and Africa as the Internet of Things (IoT) specialist further ramps up its global rollout plans. Article

> France's telecoms regulator revealed in a tweet that the auction for 700 MHz spectrum assignments will start on Nov. 16 this year. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US is bringing back a popular promotion it launched this past summer that gives customers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data per line for a total cost of $120 per month for four lines. Article

> Samsung Electronics is still likely going to wind up as the world's largest smartphone maker by volume this year, but according to research firm TrendForce, it likely will actually see total shipments decline on a total year-over-year basis for the first time. Article

And finally… Donald Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live, and it's unclear how that will affect the FCC's "equal time" rule for political candidates. Article

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