Rovi extends program guide deal with TWC; Liberty Global breaks of talks with Vodafone

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> Rovi announced that it has extended its deal to provide interactive program guide technology to Time Warner Cable. Release

> Fusion, a general interest channel co-owned by Disney and Univision, has been added to Sling TV's $5-a-month World News Extra package. TV Predictions article

> The major telecom and cable companies accounted for $48.7 billion in capex spending last year, making up the largest share of the $172 billion spent by the leading 25 U.S. companies in capex, according to a new Progressive Policy Institute report. Multichannel News article

> RCN Business has announced the deployment of 330 Mbps Internet service across its New York City business market. Release


> Vodafone said discussions with Liberty Global on a possible asset swap have ended, but analysts say a deal between the two companies still remains a "distinct possibility. Article

Telecom News

> Birch Communications has deepened the reach of its fiber network into 12 U.S. cities, expanding its on-net fiber building footprint to 320,000 buildings. Article

Wireless News

> Apple said it sold a total of 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones during the first three days that the devices were available. Article

And finally… Netflix has acquired exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the CW's Jane the Virgin, as well as CBS' Zoo and USA Network's Colony. Variety article

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