More news bytes from around the World Wide Web.
> Disney is reportedly pressuring Apple to include more of its spinoff channels on its anticipated streaming TV service. Story.
> Time Warner Cable's Charlotte, N.C.-area subscribers will begin getting faster Internet speeds and improved television this summer as the MSO flexes its competitive muscles to battle Google and AT&T. Story.
> Suddenlink says it's going to spend nearly $250 million over three years to increase internet speeds to 150 Mbps for customers in Amarillo, Canyon and Tulia, Texas. Story.
> A last-minute retransmission deal enabled three Media General-run Austin TV stations to remain on the Suddenlink Communications lineup. Story.
> Geniatech has integrated Broadpeak's technology has been integrated into its Android TV hybrid set-top box. Press release.
> A broadband thought: ABI Research that the volume of data captured by IoT-connected devices will surpass 1,600 exabytes—or 1.6 zettabytes—in 2020. Press release.
> Infinera has crafted a deal to acquire Sweden-based Transmode for $350 million, a deal that will help the vendor capitalize on the emerging growth in 100G metro aggregation deployments taking place at the largest service providers. Full article.
And finally … Video imaging pioneers Faroudja Enterprises will introduce three UHDTV image quality improvement technologies for mobile, home, consumer and broadcast applications. Press release.