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British Open to move to NBC starting in 2017

June 8, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The network announced the 12-year deal with the R&A on Monday. The R&A is wrapping up an eight-year contract with ESPN.           

Briefs: CenturyLink, OneTree Microdevices, VeEX, DNS:NET

June 8, 2015 10:04 am | by CED staff | Comments

  CenturyLink and LGS Innovations are upgrading the defense research and engineering network. As a result of the upgrade, five supercomputing locations will have connections reaching 40 Gbps. The . . .   


CenturyLink TV available in Salt Lake City

June 5, 2015 12:11 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

CenturyLink's Prism TV is now available within the greater Salt Lake City area following the company's rollout of its 1Gbps fiber network last year. Prism TV offers TV Everywhere service in addition . . . 


Comcast buying ad-targeting firm Visible World

June 5, 2015 12:00 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Visible World, founded in 2000, offers a programmatic TV ad sell-side platform.                                                        

Sprint, Cisco partner on smart city public Wi-Fi project

June 5, 2015 11:13 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The carrier will deploy Cisco hardware to construct an intelligent Wi-Fi network along Kansas City’s 2.2-mile streetcar line.       


Cisco looks to buy another cloud computing company

June 5, 2015 10:08 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Cisco has said it intends to buy Piston Cloud Computing to develop its Intercloud services. Piston’s cloud operating system CloudOS supports OpenStack, and Cisco intends to leverage Piston’s . . .


Briefs: Avi Networks, Universal Electronics, Time Warner Cable, Sling TV, Espial

June 5, 2015 10:07 am | by CED staff | Comments

Avi Networks has completed the integration project between its ADC solution and the Cisco application centric infrastructure. Both solutions address the requirements of SDN and applications. Included . . .


Cisco CEO Robbins Unveils New Executive Team

June 4, 2015 12:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The executive team shakeups come as Robbins prepares to take over for longtime Cisco CEO John Chambers.                           


Sprint Prepaid Users Get Rollover Data, Sports TV Package

June 4, 2015 12:31 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Users of Sprint's Boost Mobile brand can now pick up a live sports TV package for $10 per month.                            


NFL taps Yahoo for first live-streamed game

June 4, 2015 11:20 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Yahoo won the rights to the NFL's first ever live stream game, which will be available on digital devices with a Yahoo app, and set-top boxes equipped for streaming content. The event will occur . . .


Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile: WSJ

June 4, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are currently working on details but have already...                      

Briefs: DragonWave, CounterPath, Comsearch, CenturyLink, Harmonic

June 4, 2015 10:15 am | by CED staff | Comments

DragonWave announced it received purchase orders for Horizon Compact+ radio systems from a teleco and broadband SP in India. The orders include services rendered by DragonWave's Indian joint venture . . .


Liberty Global, Searchlight close Choice TV deal

June 3, 2015 5:02 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Liberty Global and Searchlight Capital Partners closed a deal to buy Puerto Rico-based cable operator Choice Cable TV. The $272.5 million purchase was announced last December. As a result of the . . . 


Showtime Launching Standalone OTT Service

June 3, 2015 3:39 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Showtime will offer an OTT service this July for $11 a month. The standalone service will be available exclusively through iOS devices at first, but the network plans to offer additional platforms . . .


Report: FCC limits states’ power to regulate cable rates

June 3, 2015 1:37 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Democratic legislators warned the FCC that changing those rules could be bad for consumers...                                   


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