TiVo shaves $100 off Bolt price; U.S. 4K TV penetration his 7 million

More cable news from across the web:

> Vimeo has acquired SVOD service VHX. Press release

> Around 1.5 million 4K TVs were sold in the U.S. in the first quarter of this year, bringing the total installed base to 7 million. Broadcasting & Cable story

> Glenn Beck laid off 40 employees from his media company to satisfy terms of a bank loan. The Daily Beast story

> In a filing with the FCC, the NCTA said the nine biggest cable operators have deployed 55 million CableCards to date, around the same number reported in February. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) for approximately $2.5 billion (CAD $3.1 billion), enhancing its presence in the Western Canadian province with a larger wireline broadband and TV footprint. Article

> CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. Article

Wireless News

> Shares of America Movíl plunged nearly 12 percent last week after the carrier posted a disappointing quarter including a 17 percent year-over-year decline in EBITDA. The company lost 458,000 U.S. customers during the quarter, primarily under its TracFone and SafeLink brands, and its U.S. revenue of $1.8 billion was down 3.3 percent from the prior year. Article

And finally… TiVo has chopped $100 off the price of its Bolt DVR models, but is also not longer offering a free year of service. Zatz not Funny post

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