Verizon inks Go90 deal with NBA; WWE to go virtual reality with Samsung

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> Comcast Business said it expanded its network to the Redmond-Woodinville business district in Washington. Release

> Time Warner executives said they plan to increase the amount of programming the company produces per hour by around 21 percent, essentially reducing the amount of ads the programmer shows. Verge article

> Chip maker MaxLinear said it expects to grow shipments of DOCSIS 3.1 starting in the second half of next year. Multichannel News article

> WWE said it will offer virtual reality content through a partnership with Samsung. Variety article

> Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart inked a deal with HBO where he will focus on digital content first. Article

> Hulu could be an equal threat to the MVPD ecosystem as Netflix, according to one analyst. CED article

> Comcast and Viacom are opening labs where they will track the biometrics of TV viewers. Reuters article

> Time Warner said revenues from TV licensing, video games and HBO helped the company beat its third quarter earnings forecast. Deadline article

> South Carolina operator Hargray Communications said it acquired Eatonton, Ga.-based Plantation Cablevision. Release

> Verizon inked a partnership with the NBA for its Go90 service. Article

Telecom News

> EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either. Article

> A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks. Article

Online Video News

> NewsON, the streaming initiative backed by a consortium of broadcasters led by ABC Owned Television Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media, officially launched on Wednesday for iOS and Roku devices. Article

Installer News

> Comcast is finding that a number of communities are embracing its Advanced Communities Network program and New Haven, Conn.'s College & Crown development is no different. Article

> A new "Dig Once" broadband deployment bill -- the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015 -- promises to give fiber providers an easier path to build out facilities, but will it really come to fruition? Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> The GSMA has underlined what it deems to be critical spectrum requirements to support the future growth of mobile broadband services across the globe. Article

> Telecom customers are increasingly hacked off with being hacked. Editor's Corner

Wireless News

> Financial analysts are divided over Sprint's prospects as it looks to build on its first quarter of positive postpaid phone customer additions in years and ahead of the launch of leasing companies to help it buy handsets and network gear. Article

> Sprint plans to cut thousands of more jobs as part of its effort to slash at least $2 billion in operating expenses from the business, according to Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said he has been very direct with employees about the need to slash costs in a bid to get back to profitability, something Sprint hasn't really achieved in 11 years. Article

And finally… James Bond is a terrible employee. Article

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