FCC starts shot clock on Charter-TWC; Broadcom upgrades set-top SoC to include HEVC

More cable news from across the Web:

> The FCC has started its informal 180-day "shot clock" on its review of Charter's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. The Hill article

> NASA and Harmonic announced a new partnership at IBC to launch a new 4K channel focused on footage from the International Space Station. CED Magazine article

> Board members for the Madison Square Garden Co. have approved the split-up of the company's sports and entertainment assets. Multichannel News article

> Broadcom has upgraded its mid-range system-on-a-chip products for cable set-tops to include High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). CED Magazine article

> Sports programming generated $8.47 billion in ad sales for the Big Four broadcast networks, accounting for 37 percent of their total ad revenue, according to Kantar Media. AdAge article

> Arris said Comcast has deployed its TG1682 DOCSIS 3.0 gateway. Release

Telecom News

> A Windstream executive would not confirm the company is going to sell off its data center business, Hosted Solutions, debunking rumors that emerged in August that a deal was forthcoming. Article

Wireless News

> Apple's new iPhones are selling out fast, at least in terms of pre-orders for the devices. Apple said that it is on track to surpass the record-breaking opening weekend iPhone sales it had last year, when it sold 10 million units. Article

And finally… Comcast has asked MBA students at University of Denver to help it come up with creative solutions to help it improve customer service. Article