Broadcom to spend $3.7B for NetLogic; Pace tops STB market share

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> Set-top manufacturer Pace held 17 percent of the global market share in the pay-TV set-top market in the second quarter of 2011, topping Motorola (16 percent), Technicolor (11 percent) and Cisco (10 percent), according to research firm Infonetics Research. Article

> Tvinci, which offers content owners and service providers a pay OTT TV platform, is partnering with Imaginasia in a push to increase its presence in Asia, a market poised to grow dramatically over the next couple of years. Article

> The Weinstein Co. announced it was launching a new film label that would bring new films and other specialty entertainment to audiences" simultaneously on-demand, online and in theaters. Article

> CenturyLink may finally be making a move to extend its Prism IPTV service to Qwest markets over the acquired company's Fiber to the Node (FTTN) last mile network infrastructure. Article

> Broadcom Corp. plans to spend $3.7 billion on chipmaker NetLogic Microsystems Inc. to benefit from surging demand for networking equipment that delivers video and Web access to mobile devices.  Article

> Verizon has taken another step forward in its 100 Gbps drive by deploying Ciena's 100 Gbps coherent transport system on another portion of its U.S. backbone network. Article

> Cisco is working with U.K. cable operator Virgin Media to deploy DOCSIS 3.0 technology that offers operators much faster broadband speeds. Article

> Row 44 will now offer a wireless video-on-demand service that enables passengers to access an extensive library of movies and television episodes in-flight, streamed to their smart phones, tablets and laptops. Article

> There is a role for traditional telcos in the multiscreen services landscape in Europe, with content at heart of their value-added proposition, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Article

> The new Georgian IPTV service Silk-TV has opted for Orca's RiGHTv middleware and COMPASS content discovery platform.  Article

And finally... Malaysian wildlife officials say they're gong to help a captive orangutan named Shirley kick her cigarette-smoking habit. Article