Showtime is teaming up with MSOs to help them sell phone service. Cox and Comcast are running various promos offering free or discounted Showtime programming when a consumer signs up for voice in select markets. One of the richer promos featured an entire free year of Showtime. More common are 3-month and 6-month offers, said Showtime vp, distributor marketing Laura Palmer. Time Warner Cable’s corporate office signed up to allow its divisions to run the Showtime-phone promo in 4Q. A recent telemarketing case study found response rates increased by 50% when subs received free Showtime and Movie Channel offers during phone signups, Palmer said.

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Charter Asks for CBRS Interference Protections

The quiet period on the FCC ’s CBRS auction is up, and Charter was one winning bidder that commended the Commission for its efforts to encourage efficient use of the mid-band

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