32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for September 4, 2013
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Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 01:22:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CBS Returns, Triumphant, to Cable Box Message-ID: <email@example.com> CBS Returns, Triumphant, to Cable Box By BILL CARTER September 2, 2013 CBS and Time Warner Cable ended their protracted contract dispute Monday evening with CBS winning not only a significant financial increase for its programming, but also its stake in the digital future. The agreement between the two sides restored the CBS network and its related channels, including Showtime, to millions of cable subscribers largely in three major cities: New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. The outcome underscored the leverage that the owners of important television content, especially sports like N.F.L. football, retain over distributors like cable systems. The looming National Football League season, which starts this week, includes key games every week on CBS. .... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/business/media/cbs-and-time-warner-cable-end-contract-dispute.html
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:03:47 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: With Clock Ticking, Verizon Adds Billions Message-ID: <email@example.com> By RYAN KNUTSON, SPENCER E. ANTE and DANA MATTIOLI CONNECT Verizon Communications Inc., faced with losing a golden chance to gain full control of its wireless joint venture while financing is cheap, agreed to pay billions more than it had hoped to buy out its partner. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324886704579050940585511688.html -or- http://goo.gl/TeJ7pl -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:59:14 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Forget the Microsoft Soap Opera. It's the Verizon deal that matters Message-ID: <email@example.com> To be sure, Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's cellphone business makes for a better story. The $7.17 billion deal spans the big-time patent wars, a simmering drama over the CEO succession plan at Microsoft, and the tragic spectacle of two aging tech giants flailing around in search of relevance -- not to mention all those shiny gadgets. But as that melodrama unfolded, some real money was being spent elsewhere in the mobile game. In what's being described as one of the biggest deals in corporate history, Verizon agreed to pay $130 billion to British telecom Vodafone in order to buy out the multinational's stake in Verizon Wireless, the second largest wireless operation in the U.S. http://www.wired.com/business/2013/09/microsoft-nokia-verizon/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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