Starz product chief says operators could learn from Canadian unbundling; Poker Central signs carriage deal with Buckeye

More cable news from across the Web:

> Starz Chief Strategy Officer John Penney said Canada's mandated unbundling of pay-TV "is a great service for the rest of the world's operators to see what it looks like when you go to these models." Hollywood Reporter story

> Start-up cable channel Poker Central has signed a carriage agreement with Ohio's Buckeye CableSystem. Multichannel News story

> Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) has called AT&T the "villain" in a municipal broadband dispute in Tennessee. Ars Technica story

> Broadband services offering speeds of 1 Gbps and greater will have at least 100 million subscribers by 2020, according to Oliver Johnson, CEO of fixed broadband analyst firm Point Topic. CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> Bell Canada is on track with its fiber-based broadband expansion plans, with plans to reach nearly 3 million locations by the end of the year. Article

Wireless News

> Apple is reportedly set to launch a trade-in program for damaged iPhones and will soon offer to install screen protectors on its handsets in its retail stores. Article

And finally… Disc rental kiosk operator Redbox reported a 17 percent decline in fourth-quarter revenue, as DVD rentals continue to crater. Variety story

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