Comcast says 30 companies have inquired about its 'Partners Program'; Netflix ramping up 100 hours of HDR

More cable news from across the web:

> Comcast said nearly 30 companies have inquired about its "Partners Program," which enables third-party device makers to manufacture equipment that works with Comcast Xfinity TV service sans set-top box. Multichannel News story

> Norwegian service provider Get is deploying Arris' VAP4300 Wi-Fi extender. Press release

> Netflix plans to add 100 hours of HDR programming by August. Company blog post

Telecom News

> NGN, a middle mile service provider serving the North Georgia market, has added 100G capacity across its core fiber network to support its growing residential,  business and service provider customers. Article

> Verizon has taken the next step forward in transitioning to NFV by completing an OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its data centers in the United States. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T announced two new deals as the carrier continued to gain momentum in the emerging IoT market. Article

> An obscure, 32-year-old federal agency has reportedly evolved into an organization charged with restoring or shutting down U.S. cellular networks during high-profile events and national emergencies. Article

And finally… Smart TVs and OTT devices now out-number pay-TV set-tops in the U.S., according to Leichtman Research Group. Press release 

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