ACA tells FCC to shoot down Nexstar-Media General merger; France's Sagemcom gets DOCSIS 3.1 certification

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> The American Cable Association and Dish Network have asked the FCC to deny the merger of broadcasters Nexstar and Media General. ACA letter

> The Art House Convergence, a coalition representing around 600 smaller movie theaters and other cinema exhibition companies, has come out in strong opposition to Screening Room, a start-up founded Napster mastermind Sean Parker that intends to enable the viewing of new-release motion pictures at home. Open letter

> French modem supplier Sagemcom has gained DOCSIS 3.1 certification from CableLabs. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Google and Amazon may have reduced their capital spending in 2015, but that did not effect the global server market too much -- it grew 7 percent during the year. Dell'Oro Group said that this was the largest gain the market has seen since 2011, when the market was overcoming the fallout of a global recession. The research firm noted that shipments to Microsoft and Facebook rose while shipments to Google and Amazon "paused" during the year. Article

> CenturyLink may be mulling the future of its data center business with a possible sale, but the telco's move to expand capacity in 8 centers shows that it still sees value in these assets. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon trumpeted its backing of some net neutrality principles, saying in a public statement that it backs policies banning service providers from blocking or throttling specific kinds of content and prohibiting them from charging content partners for faster delivery of their wares. Article

> The U.S. expects to temporarily lift export restrictions against ZTE, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing an unnamed senior Commerce Department official, the Journal said the sanctions will likely be lifted later this week following "active" and "constructive" talks between the U.S. government and the Chinese electronics vendor. The restrictions "would be maintained only if ZTE is abiding by its commitments to the U.S. government," the official said. Article

And finally… Time Warner Cable has signed on as a corporate sponsor to the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Press release

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