Texas Instruments bowed the 1st DOCSIS 3.0 data and video gateway that supports 8 downstream channels anywhere within the spectrum. Currently, the company said, digitally connected homes can be served more effectively by bonding 4 channels together, yielding a min aggregate data rate of 160 Mbps. — Qualcomm announced new apps for its mobile broadcast platform MediaFLO such as real-time user presence, referrals and chat, program reminders and aggregated user program ratings. — Service providers will be able next year to insert interactive ads into programming and alongside program guides through Mediaroom, Microsoft‘s IPTV platform.

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Turner Strikes MLB Deal Extension

Turner Sports re-upped its rights deal with Major League Baseball, signing a seven-year deal valued at nearly $3.75bln.

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