Comcast Media Center chief Gary Traver out; LightSquared in at Inmarsat

> Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) Media Center (CMC) senior vice president and COO Gary Traver has vacated that position for reasons that were "not immediately known" according to a story in Light Reading Cable. The CMC is a centralized source for linear and on-demand video services. Story.

> Satellite provider Inmarsat and wireless innovator LightSquared have signed a cooperation agreement to enable "the re-banding and efficient reuse of L-band radio spectrum covering North America." As part of the deal, LightSquared, which is building a wholesale-only nationwide 4G/LTE network, will pay Immarsat a total of $337.5 million. News release.

> A Dutch appeals court has sided with cable TV companies Ziggo and Liberty Global UPC Nederland and against regulatory body Opta by ruling that the cable TV players don't have to open their analog TV signals for resale by competitors. The Opta decision was backed by the European Union but the court said no go. Story.

> Maintaining the continental flair of this edition of Also Noted, a Spanish judge wants to know whether Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) unlawfully collected unsecured wireless data while putting together its Street View photo mapping service. He can stand in line with officials in the U.S. who want to know the same thing. Story.

> Arris hopes it has a hand in making at least 3 million South Korean households happy by providing DOCSIS 3.0 equipment to cable services provider CJ HelloVision which hopes to "become the leading provider of high-speed Internet service in Korea (by) planning to launch 200 Mbps broadband service to our residential customers." News release.

> Broadcaster Fisher Communications has entered into a strategic partnership with Streambox to "expand video contribution and Web streaming initiatives." Fisher also becomes the first U.S. customer to deploy the Streambox Avenir compact mobile encoder. News release.

And finally... Ross Video Limited is acquiring Norpak from its majority owner Rovi in an effort to expand its data insertion technology capabilities. Ross builds Nielsen encoders and closed captioning inserters. News release.

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