UK's Talk Talk acquires Tesco's broadband, movie business lines; Microsemi, Sckipio demonstrate capabilities at CES

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> ACG Research notes in its Q3 2014 video report that a mix of new customer expectations and an uncertain regulatory environment have caused some service providers to slow broadband network spending. Article

> Microsemi and Sckipio Technologies are taking advantage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to demonstrate how their solutions can support 1 Gbps speeds and the delivery of 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video. Article

> UK ISP Talk Talk has acquired the blinkbox Movies business ("blinkbox") and the Tesco broadband and fixed line voice base from Tesco Plc. Release

Cable News
> Executives in the pay-TV industry that are still sore about Les Moonves' decision to launch several over-the-top platforms shouldn't expect any apologies from the CBS Corp. CEO. Article

> With Comcast lampooned in national media recently after a series of customer service mishaps, Comcast Cable President and CEO Neil Smit told a Consumer Electronics Show panel audience Wednesday that his company is on the way to a significant turnaround. Article

Online Video News
> Web giant Google announced this week that 30 major media companies, among them CBS Interactive, Fox News, Scripps Networks and Discovery Communications, and 20 brand advertisers have signed on to its premium online video advertising service, Google Partner Select. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is reaping the rewards of its December promotion in which the company offered to cut customers' bills in half if they switch from Verizon Wireless or AT&T Mobility and buy a new Sprint phone. Article

> BlackBerry is betting that its security heritage and technology portfolio will make its new platform for the Internet of Things a powerhouse in a burgeoning market as technology players from Samsung Electronics to Intel look to take advantage of the IoT trend. Article

And finally… @Jeffmcleod: The Importance of IPv6 and the Internet of Things. Article