Consolidated deploys Synacor-based video platform; NeuLion buys U.K.'s Saffron

More cable news from across the web:

> Consolidated Communications will use Synacor technology in its new video services platform. Press release

> Online video technology company NeuLion has acquired U.K.-based video services company Saffron.  Broadcasting & Cable story

> Viavi Solutions has introduces what it's billing as the first cable TV meter with network sweep and alignment tools for the extended DOCSIS 3.1 frequency ranges. CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> Verizon's CFO said the company is making progress on the sale of its data centers, and expects to make a final decide whether it will sell the asset within the next three months. Article

> A week after a management shakeup at Cisco, four key product development executives are resigning, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo circulated by the company's CEO Chuck Robbins. Senior Vice Presidents Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero and Soni Jiandani are departing in the wake of a reorganization that shifted all but Jiandani into adviser roles. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T is expanding its mobile healthcare business with the launch of a new Foundry location at the world's largest medical center. The facility at the Innovation Center at the Texas Medical Center in Houston will open today during a high-profile media event featuring Ralph de la Vega, vice chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of the carrier's Business Solutions and International operations. Article

And finally… Rev. Jesse Jackson says the FCC must regulate pay-TV set-top boxes to protect minority-owned independent program distributors. USA Today story

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