Comcast Business sets Tech Week agenda; Rentrak cuts deal with Cooper-Smith Advertising

More cable news from around the Web.

> Comcast Business set the themes for I4E Tech Week series of online programs and events dedicated to helping entrepreneurs learn how to use technology to achieve their business goals. Press release.

> Satellite, telco and cable TV viewing measurement firm Rentrak has inked a new local market television ratings contract with Cooper-Smith Advertising. Press release.

> AMC Networks' Sundance Channel Global has launched in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Paraguay for the first time. Story.

> Indian cable MSO GTPL will use STMicroelectronics HD cable chipsets are selected by for HD zappers and SD zappers to as part of the service provider's digitization transformation. Story.

> A+E Networks has appointed Prem Kamath as deputy managing director for Asia Pacific where he will be in charge of the commercial, financial and operational functions of A+E Networks Asia, A+E Networks' wholly-owned Southeast Asia business. Story.

> Bosnian operator BH Telecom has launched a promotion where all customers signing up for its Moja TV packages will get a 10 percent discount on a TV set with a 12-month contract and a 20 percent discount with a 24-month contract. Story.

Telecom News

> Telus continues to see strong adoption of its TV and broadband services, adding 23,000 Telus TV subscribers and 15,000 high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter. Full article.

Online Video News

> The release of a new second-screen app by the NFL this week featuring archived footage of games, highlights and interviews has some viewers speculating that the league will follow up with its own live streaming of NFL games. Not likely, experts say. Full article here.

And finally … Brazilian service provider Telefonica Vivo is using wireless IPTV technology from Cisco for its Vivo TV Fibra service. Story.