Conviva inks deal with EchoStar; ONE World signs with Charter

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> Viewer-centric optimization vendor Conviva has signed a deal for EchoStar to use its Intelligent Control Platform (ICP) to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for EchoStar's IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. Press release.

> ONE World Sports has signed a multiyear, multiplatform carriage agreement with Charter Communications with the goal of bringing ONE World Sports' universe of available homes to nearly 30 million. Press release.

> Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan exercised stock options for about 1.1 million shares netting him a nifty profit of about $12.9 million. Story.

> Mediacom renewed its "strategic partnership" with CSG to support the delivery of service differentiation and innovation to 1.3 million customers. Press release.

> On-demand TV software and solutions provider Espial will demonstrate one of the industry's first DVB-based HTML5 TV user experiences for Reference Design Kit (RDK) at the upcoming IBC Show. Press release.

> Willow TV, the leader in live cricket broadcasts across North America, has contracted Rentrak to gain insights about audience viewing patterns for ad campaigns. Press release.

> Harmonic plans to demonstrate technologies that it says will "transform video production and delivery in the broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, and multiscreen environments at IBC2014. Press release.

Telecom News

> Optical components are seeing a rise in demand thanks to the surge in transceiver sales for fiber-to-the-antenna applications used in LTE network buildouts. According to research firm Ovum, the global optical component market saw revenues of $6.8 billion in 2013, which was an increase of 3 percent over 2012. And the firm expects the OC market to increase by 8 percent in 2014. Story.

Online Video News

> Netflix got one up on HBO in subscriber revenue last quarter, edging past with $1.146 billion versus HBO's $1.141 billion, but that may not be a one-time thing: Netflix is much better positioned for success, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Story.

And finally ... in a victory for cable over OTT, Twentieth Century Fox Television's "New Girl" sitcom will air reruns on cable networks TBS and MTV. Story.

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