Comcast’s closure of IoT startup Icontrol Networks not only gives the MSO the ability to control the North American cable home automation and security business through white-label licensing, it also offers entry into a key engineering talent hub.
DirecTV’s controversial surcharges on regional sports networks can vary dramatically from one ZIP code to the next, but the satellite TV operator’s corporate parent, AT&T, hasn’t clearly explained the reason for this phenomenon.
ComScore is expanding its agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, adding WSBT (CBS) South Bend, Indiana, KUQI (FOX) Corpus Christi, Texas, and KHGI (ABC) and KFXL (FOX) Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Nebraska.
AT&T has renewed its global alliance with Akamai through 2019, enhancing its cloud service lineup with additional media delivery and web security services for business customers.
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News of Note
RadioShack’s second bankruptcy filing in as many years could prove troublesome for Sprint just as the carrier is looking to ramp up its retail distribution, according to analysts at Wave7 Research and BTIG Research. FierceWireless story
The Local Media Consortium has added Nexstar Media, now the second-largest TV station operator in the country, to its alliance of local multiplatform media and technology companies. FierceBroadcasting story
Verizon’s newly acquired Urban Technology team—which stems from the acquisition of LQD WiFi last year—is looking to fill two newly open technical positions based in Manhattan. FierceWirelessTech story
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