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Cox sets up 1,700 Wi-Fi hotspots in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Hulu attracting exclusive program deals with better terms than SVOD competition

Hulu culminated a busy shopping week, announcing a deal Friday with MGM to acquire exclusive streaming rights to FX's Emmy-winning mini-series Fargo.

4K demand in North America, Western Europe to grow 72% by 2018, firm says

Demand for 4K/Ultra HD displays in North America and Western Europe will have a compound annual growth rate of 72 percent through 2018, according to new research published Friday by Futuresource Consulting.

DirecTV and Fox Networks carve TV Everywhere deal

Filling in an important patch in the ever-so-complicated web of TV Everywhere rights deals, DirecTV and Fox Networks announced a multiscreen agreement covering the Fox broadcast network as well as cable channels FX, Fox Sports 1 and National Geographic.

Fixed-mobile convergence overtakes Europe

Mobile operators such as Vodafone, Telekom Austria and Orange have been buying up or eyeing up cable and fixed network assets in markets across Europe as they seek to bolster their existing mobile businesses to better compete in individual markets--especially where incumbent operators such as Belgacom or Telefónica's Movistar already offer strong multi-play propositions.

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