Big Ten strikes deals with TWC, Cablevision; City of Quincy, Ill. seeks cable competition

More cable news from around the Web:

> The Big Ten Network reached deals with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision  and is optimistic that a deal will be reached with Comcast before the football season. Story

> The Quincy, Ill. City Council has cleared the way for Adams Telecom of Golden, Ill. to provide competitive cable services with Comcast, which has been the city's sole supplier for almost 30 years. Story

> Inmates at the Madison County, Ill. jail will be without cable TV now that Charter Communications has switched to an all-digital service. Story

> Comcast opened up authentication on Starz's trio of TV Everywhere applications, Starz Play, Encore Play and MoviePlex Play making the MSO part of Starz's TVE platform. Story

> Harmonic launched a cable edge device to help pay-TV operators deploy a distributed access architecture (DAA) via coaxial networks. Story

> Fiber optic cable network provider and emerging MSO ipNX Nigeria has become the first firm to IPTV service in the Nigeria. Story

Telecom News

> Verizon may still be one of the largest telco TV players, but the telco is seeing that in the markets where it offers its FiOS services, wireline broadband is becoming the dominant product.  Full article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless is not talking to Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) about any kind of deal, according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam. Full article

And finally … Eutelsat Communications sold its KabelKiosk platform of cable and IPTV digital channels and interactive services to M7 Deutschland. Story

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