The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of launching 5G spectrum auctions, a move Charter Communications is applauding. "5G represents the next generation of wireless technology that together with our advanced high speed network will enable Charter to ultimately provide our customers a truly ubiquitous connected experience," the company said.
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Gracie Awards. Honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, Hoda Kotb and Katie Couric, all of whom will be honored at a gala May 22.
BT's Graham Sutherland will be stepping down next month as head of the business and public sector division as the company restructures. Gerry McQuade will head the newly combined business and wholesale unit, BT Enterprise.
Around 62% of people regularly binge-watch TV, with over three-quarters of streaming subscribers regularly binging, compared with 43% of nonstreamers, per data from GfK MRI. The study found that binge-watchers average 10 hours of binge-watching per week and that the average binge-watcher is 42 years old.
AMC Networks President of Ad Sales Scott Collins plans to focus on the safety of advertising on linear TV during the brand's upfront presentations this week. Highlighting AMC's ad-supported networks' track record of high-end, high-performing series -- such as "The Walking Dead" -- also will be top of mind, with Collins explaining, "We've hung our hat on producing shows that [viewers] really care about."
Cox Communications is embracing a consultative approach in the development of smart cities by discovering what cities need in order to see how its services can meet those demands. The company wants to focus on flexibility in building solutions, and it sees potential in partnering on the co-creation of systems that smart cities are seeking.
Cox Communications has announced that its Business Managed WiFi services are now available to all of its customers throughout the Northeast, as well as parts of the Southeast. The company plans to make the service available across its entire footprint in the months ahead.
Comcast has integrated two more ZoneTV subscription-video-on-demand platforms into its X1 service. Quark and XiveTV are now available through Xfinity On Demand for $4.99 each per month, joining additional ZoneTV services, such as FitFusion and PlayKids.
Philo has announced that it will be expanding its TV streaming service to Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices this summer; it has also announced that it plans to release an Android app. Further, the over-the-top provider will be unlocking streaming apps for networks in its lineup, giving subscribers access to paywalled content.