Bad Blood with Facebook reportedly sent NFL into Twitter's arms; SCTE leverages open-source community

More cable news from across the Web:

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is leveraging the open source community to accelerate adoption of SCTE/ISBE's Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSIS), which it says can reduce power consumption in next-generation network equipment. Press release

> Digital services company Omingon has announced an agreement with Rugby International Marketing to develop a new OTT service called The Rugby Channel. Multichannel News story

> T-Mobile said it will give wireless users who switch to its service a free year of Major League Baseball's MLB.tv streaming service. DSL Reports story

> SVOD operator SnagFilms said it has secured $8 million in funding to develop ViewLift, a technology and services tool for building Internet video platforms. Variety story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is now a U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) authorized network services provider under the $4 billion Global Network Services (GNS) contract, enabling it to compete on multiple service contracts. Article

> LS Networks, a Portland, Ore.-based competitive fiber provider, has wrapped its acquisition of Quantum Communications, deepening its footprint in the Pacific Northwest market. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Chinese vendor Huawei, which has been effectively shut out of competition in the Tier 1 U.S. wireless infrastructure market for several years, is touting the deployment of its Active Antenna Unit (AAU) solution on 100 commercial networks worldwide. Article

> Mobile carriers routinely conduct mobile device approval processes to verify that a device meets certain technical specifications and works well with their networks, so it makes sense that the nation's first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) would do so as well. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint announced it will raise roughly $2.2 billion by selling some of its equipment at its cell towers to a new entity, Network LeaseCo, which the company described as "several bankruptcy remote entities." Under the complex transaction, Network LeaseCo will lease the equipment back to Sprint, and the equipment will be used as collateral for Sprint to borrow $2.2 billion from "external investors," including SoftBank, Sprint said. Article

> Scratch Wireless, an MVNO on Sprint's network that launched in 2013 with a Wi-Fi-first mobile service model, is no longer selling its services to new customers as it works on unspecified new products and services. Article

And finally… Bad blood reportedly developed between the NFL and Facebook during negotiations for Thursday-night football streaming rights, leading the league to sign a deal with Twitter. CNBC report

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