HBO Now headed to Amazon's Fire TV; Roku leads in streaming media device sales

More cable news from across the Web:

> HBO Now launched on Amazon's Fire TV platform. Variety article

> Shomi, the streaming video service from Canadian operators Rogers and Shaw, is now available across all of Canada. Multichannel News article

> Comcast said its live-streaming app, Xfinity Share, is now available to all of its customers. Post     

> Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S. with 34 percent of units sold in 2014, according to Parks Associates. Release. Meantime, according to TDG, Internet set-top boxes (iSTBs) like Apple TV and Roku are now present in 21 percent of U.S. broadband households, up from 13 percent in early 2014. Release

> Average revenues per user are increasing among pay-TV providers. Advanced Television article

> A carriage agreement between Dish Network and the Manship Family-owned ABC affiliate WBRZ in Louisiana has expired, and the companies are reportedly negotiating a new contract. TVNewsCheck article

> Comcast combined CSN Mid-Atlantic's content into CSNMidAtlantic.com. Washington Post article

> A federal judge has re-opened a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit that involves Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City. Article

> Vonage is on the acquisition trail again, announcing that it is purchasing iCore Networks for $92 million, a deal that will enhance the service provider's growing Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) service set for business customers. Article

Wireless Tech News

> AT&T is showing how serious it is about SDN, NFV and open source. Editor's Corner

Wireless News

> The launch of Google's Project Ara was delayed because phones' modules kept breaking apart. Article

> Even though LightSquared and GPS device firm Trimble have indicated that they are willing to engage in settlement talks, the wireless firm continues to spar with a group of GPS industry companies over interference testing between LightSquared's spectrum and GSP receivers. Article

And finally… YouTube Space Mumbai is coming soon. Post

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