TalkTalk reels in 500K subscribers for YouView Plus bundle; Cox begins marketing Wi-Fi roaming to premium tiers

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> TalkTalk racked up 500,000 subscribers for its YouView Plus TV and broadband bundle. Article

> CenturyLink announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash dividend of 54 cents per share, payable on Sept. 19, 2013. Release

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> Comcast may add electric window shade controls and garage door openers to its home automation platform, according to a trademark application it filed last week for the brand HOMEWARE. Article

> Cox Communications is beginning to use the Wi-Fi roaming deal it struck with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision last year to market premium tiers for its high-speed Internet service. Article


> The Miami Marlins organization has deployed a real-time IPTV system at its stadium that shows multiple perspectives of its games on 700 flat panel screens. Article

Online Video News

> Intel has opened offices for its media unit in New York and Los Angeles as it gets ready to launch its over-the-top TV service. Article

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> Sprint said it will cut around 800 customer service jobs nationwide in the first major reorganization of the company since SoftBank took over control of the carrier in July. Article

> AT&T opened an Atlanta-based Foundry Innovation Center that will be home to its latest developments in Digital Life, the company's home automation and security service, as well as its connected car, emerging devices and U-verse services. Article

And finally … EarthLink says that 78 percent of data lost by New Jersey businesses during Hurricane Sandy was due to IT failure or poor recovery planning. Post