Sling TV adds Cinemax; Teamsters back broadcasters on retrans reform

More cable news from across the Web:

> Dish Network has added Cinemax to its Sling TV service for an additional $10 a month. Press release

> Twitter said its user growth stalled in the fourth quarter, marking the first time that's happened since the company went public in 2013. Fortune story

> The Motion Picture Association of America has entered into an agreement with domain name manager Donuts to keep movie pirates from using .movie and .theater in their domains. Variety story

> FCC General Counsel Jon Sallet says the FCC's set-top proposal is not a threat to copyright protections. Multichannel News story

> The Teamsters are backing broadcasters in their effort to stop the FCC from implementing retransmission reform. Multichannel News story

> The NAB-backed TVFreedom Coalition has sponsored a Harris Poll, in which 77 percent of respondents said their pay-TV provider cared more about profits than ensuring quality service. TV News Check story

> Broadcast antenna maker Mahu has joined the TVFreedom Coalition. Press release

> NBCUniversal has announced the launch of Haya, an SVOD service themed around reality programming and serving the U.K., Ireland and Australia. Variety story

Telecom News

> Zayo Group recently won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply it with dark fiber service to satisfy the growth of its network, reflecting the trend of municipalities working with third parties to build a network foundation to support bandwidth-intensive applications. Article

> As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) is facilitating the development of a coexistence test regimen to make sure LTE-U devices play fair with Wi-Fi, a group of companies – including Google and Microsoft – wants to make it crystal clear that much more collaboration and technical work needs to be done before it reaches a final stage. Article

> Posing the question: "Is it 4G or 5G?" in its marketing material, Qualcomm Technologies introduced its sixth-generation discrete LTE multimode chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, which it says is the first commercially announced Gigabit Class LTE chipset designed to deliver fiber-like LTE Category 6 download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia posted a solid fourth quarter but warned investors that business will slow this year as LTE buildouts near completion in key markets such as the U.S., China and Western Europe. Article

And finally… Comcast will relocate its Telemundo network to a newly constructed $250 million headquarters northwest of Miami in Hialeah, Fla. Philadelphia Inquirer story

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