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Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service

“The Kuiper System covers the area between 56°N and 56°S latitudes,” the Amazon subsidiary told the FCC. “Accordingly, customers throughout [the] continental US, Hawaii, and all US territories will have access to Kuiper System services. So too will customers in many other countries within the coverage area. The Kuiper System will not provide FSS [fixed-satellite service] in the majority of Alaska, however, because the state’s high latitude is outside of the coverage area.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2JwITCQ
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Spotify Lite for Android gets an official launch in 36 countries

The app is designed to work on patchy or weak internet connections and, at just 10MB, it is small enough to cater to lower-end devices that have limited storage or older phones. Spotify Lite is limited to Android devices running version 4.3 or newer, and it is open to both paying and non-paying users. For those worried about maxing out their data plan, the app comes with an optional limit that can tell you when you are close to hitting that buffer. – Jon Russell, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2NIDNIV

The CW-Netflix Deal Not Being Renewed, With Network’s New Shows To Be Shopped Individually

The deal ending doesn’t mean new CW series won’t end up on Netflix, where CW shows traditionally have been among the strongest performers. The SVOD service just won’t get them automatically via an output deal; instead, it will have to bid for each show in a far more competitive environment than the streaming marketplace in 2016. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2VFiDyY

Germany launches TV via 5G broadcast trial

With the help of the high power of the transmitters and the high transmission towers (HPHT), the broadcasting of TV channels covering large areas can be tested based on the new broadcast mode FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service). FeMBMS allows far-reaching distribution of content across large coverage areas with a radius of up to 60 kilometres. – Jörn Krieger, Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2JeAzdd

Disney in Active Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% Hulu Stake (EXCLUSIVE)

The question is what Disney is willing to pay for the 10% stake. Disney last summer pegged Hulu’s fair value at $9.296 billion after the 21st Century Fox deal closes, including an implied control premium of $1.246 billion. The $930 million implied value of WarnerMedia’s stake is a 16% premium over Time Warner’s original $583 million investment in Hulu in August 2016plus its subsequent $200 million capital contributions to the streamer. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2EzYiRF

Purdue stupidly decides to block Netflix, Hulu from classrooms

Allegedly, these sites, deemed “recreational” by the university, take away from the academic uses for the internet and experiments showed that banning these lower the broadband cost, which sounds great on paper. Unfortunately, this is an excuse by the Purdue administration to save money and not actually beneficial to the students or university. – Taylor Sturm, Netflix Life » https://ift.tt/2XmoyWK
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