Broadband & TV
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5/24/2018

Turner has announced that two new original series will be coming to its streaming service, Boomerang. "Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!" and "Scooby Doo and Guess Who?" will join renewed original series including "Wacky Races," "Be Cool, Scooby Doo!" and "Bunnicula."

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5/24/2018

Lifetime plans to launch a programming block this summer centered around love and relationships. The season premiere of "Married at First Sight" will air July 10, and the third season of "Seven Year Switch" will debut the following week.

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Deadline Hollywood
5/24/2018

Discovery Channel's Shark Week will celebrate its 30th anniversary in July, and the network has planned over 19 hours of special programming for the occasion. Special events include a mash-up with ABC's "Shark Tank" and "Uncaged: Shark vs. Ronda Rousey."

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Discovery, Ronda Rousey, ABC
5/24/2018

Telaria has released what it's declaring is the "first complete video ad management platform" for over-the-top television. The platform enables publishers to programmatically buy ads from companies including the Trade Desk and AppNexus; the platform provides real-time performance reporting.

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OTT, Telaria
5/24/2018

AT&T will construct a $100 million "urban technology campus" at its Dallas headquarters complex, regional Vice President Michael Peterson announced, describing it as "destination place not just for our workers but downtown residents and visitors." The company also hopes the facility will help attract and retain employees.

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5/24/2018

Verizon found 15% of enterprises have either started to deploy software-defined networking or are conducting tests, a figure the telecom predicts will nearly quadruple by 2020, reveals a company survey. In a blog post, Verizon said most respondents agreed that a solid business case exists for adopting SDN.

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5/24/2018

Analysts said Verizon offered an optimistic assessment of its pilots for 5G-based networks based on millimeter wave spectrum as the company prepares to introduce service in four cities this year. Verizon praised the band's resiliency and said speeds in 11 trial markets have approached 1 gigabit from up to 3,000 feet.

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Verizon
5/24/2018

A Cisco Systems division warned of a widespread infection of routers and storage devices across 54 countries as the FBI said late Wednesday it had broken up the network that could potentially infect about 500,000 devices or launch a major cyberattack. The unit said the code was similar to a previous attack on Ukraine.

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Talos, FBI, Cisco
5/24/2018

Cox Communications' Jeff Finkelstein is among cable technologists already looking beyond DOCSIS 3.1 and Full Duplex to what lies ahead. "DOCSIS 4.0" or "DOCSIS dot Next" would tap into the hybrid fiber coaxial, or HFC, plant's radio frequency spectrum to deliver broadband speeds between 30 and 60 gigabits per second, Finkelstein says.

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Light Reading
5/24/2018

Shaw has announced that it has wrapped up its 5G trials conducted at the Barlow Campus Technology Center in Calgary. The tests studied the interoperability between the 28 GHz millimeter wave and 3.5 GHz spectrum.

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Multichannel News
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