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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Verizon to launch Go90 beta test in coming weeks

July 28, 2015 12:48 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A Verizon spokesperson told Bloomberg that Go90 is “unlike any other system” and that the beta will test out the platform and functions including sharing.

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Qligent bakes multi-channel visualization into monitoring platform

July 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Qligent plans to demonstrate the multichannel visualization application as part of its Vision exhibit at IBC 2015.

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Briefs: Globecomm, Rentrak, Katz, Cal Test, Frontier

July 28, 2015 10:35 am | by CED Staff | Comments

The International Criminal Court will provide the world press with an on-premise content distribution network, called the Public Broadcast Control Room, through a recently signed contract with Globecomm.

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Study: Operators favor hybrid OTT model

July 28, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to new research from MPP Global, 60 percent of operators called hybrid OTT the best fit for their business.              

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Disney CEO: ESPN could be sold directly to consumers

July 27, 2015 11:37 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Iger said it won’t happen in the next five years but if ESPN chose to go OTT, and use HBO as a model, the network would look for “much larger penetration.”

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VidCon a chance for fans to see online video stars in person

July 27, 2015 10:59 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | Comments

For the first time since moving from a Los Angeles hotel to across the street from Disneyland four years ago, VidCon is occupying the entire Anaheim Convention Center...

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Briefs: Ruckus Wireless, TE Connectivity, AMP Visual, Frontier

July 27, 2015 10:54 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. announced that the City of San Leandro has selected, deployed and standardized a new, free outdoor Smart Wi-Fi service.

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Comcast, Discovery sign new carriage deal

July 27, 2015 10:44 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The new carriage deal includes all 12 of Discovery’s U.S. networks across Comcast Xfinity and it also covers TV Everywhere rights.

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China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles

July 27, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.

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Report: Verizon’s OTT service is named Go90 and it will be free

July 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Go90 will offer “live music, exclusive events, best of web content, sports, prime time and more.”                                  

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Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Deal

July 24, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee...

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CWA plans weekend rally to announce Verizon strike decision

July 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions is set to expire at midnight on Aug. 1.

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Report: Comcast pursuing deals with Buzzfeed, Vice Media

July 24, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The report cites unnamed sources who say all deals are in early stages and might not proceed.                                    

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EU gives blessing to Nokia, ALU deal

July 24, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The approval follows previously disclosed antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States.

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AT&T loses U-verse video subs as DirecTV finish line draws near

July 24, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Stephens also attributed some pressure during the quarter to AT&T’s on-going efforts to transition customers to IP services.

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