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Google Fiber Stops Offering Linear TV, Partners With fuboTV

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google Fiber TV is fading away, as Google Fiber has announced that it will stop offering its linear TV product to new customers in favor of promoting online TV resources, including a new deal that allows customers to automatically sign up for fuboTV. In a blog post, Google ...

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Verizon ‘Mix & Match’ Plan Attempts to Disrupt Cable Practices

NEW YORK—Verizon is changing how it provides cable and internet to its customers, announcing its new Mix & Match on Fios program. What Verizon describes as a “goodbye to traditional cable bundles,” Mix & Match lets customers select the best internet and cable options for them, starting at ...

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DVB-I Spec for Internet-Centric Linear TV Services Approved

GENEVA—The DVB Steering Board has approved the DVB-I specification, which aims to ensure linear TV delivered via the internet is as user-friendly and robust as traditional TV, DVB announced today. The specification, published as DVB BlueBook A177, is intended to make it possible to deliver linear ...

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Court Hands FCC Win on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON—The FCC today won a court ruling that upholds its 2018 order nullifying net neutrality rules, unanimously agreeing with the commission’s classification of broadband internet access as a Title I “information service,” as part of its justification for dropping the rules. The U.S. Court of ...

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74% Of U.S. TV Homes Have At Least One Of These

The number of U.S. TV homes with at least one internet-connected TV device continues to swing upward, Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found in a new study. Some 74% of those homes have at least one such device in a category that includes smart TVs, standalone streaming players, streaming adapters ...

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