Argentina-based Cablevision partnered with On Demand Group (ODG), a division of Avail-TVN, to launch video on demand (VOD) services to its customer base of more than three million cable subscribers. Cablevision On Demand launched this week, including a range of both transaction on demand (TVOD) services, including Hollywood movies and subscription on demand services (SVOD) where, for a monthly subscription, consumers will be able to watch hundreds of their favorite TV series, kids’ programming, classic movies and the latest music videos, with full control to pause, rewind, fast forward or watch over again…Telstra Global, a global supplier of managed network and hosting services, launched nine new points of presence (PoPs) in London, Marseille, Stockholm, Osaka, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong and Chicago…T-Mobile says it will use the LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform made by Gemalto for the group-wide rollout of near-field communications (NFC) services across Europe. The first deployment will be implemented in Poland. Gemalto provided PTC, T-Mobile’s network operator in Poland, with a complete NFC solution encompassing the TSM platform and the mobile wallet software as well as the UpTeq NFC high-end card for mass deployment of SIM-based mobile contactless services…On-demand TV solutions provider Espial says its TV Browser has been integrated with Hisense TVs; Hisense, a popular Chinese TV brand, recently began gaining traction in markets across the Asia-Pacific region. The Espial TV Browser initially will be deployed on a variety of Hisense TV models in Japan to provide support for the country’s Broadcast Markup Language (BML) standard.

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Nexstar named Tom Carter pres and COO, effective Oct 1. Carter will maintain his current role as CFO for the foreseeable future, and he also entered a new employment agreement through Dec 31, 2023. –

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