Multi-screens take edge off Harmonic business; Dish, Journal Broadcast extend talks

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@FierceCable RT LightReadingCable via @ZCorum: Comcast mulling implications of selling OTT video services outside of its cable footprint. Story | Follow @FierceCable

> Video processing sales for multiple screen viewing were up 64 percent year over year and provided a positive angle amid disappointing first quarter earnings for Harmonic. Transcript

> Dish Network has "agreed to an extension" in its contract talks with Journal Broadcast Group, so there was no blackout at midnight Thursday, a Dish spokeswoman confirmed in a e-mail to FierceCable. The length of that extension is "undisclosed." Story

> Broadband growth offset continuing telecom falloff for SureWest Communications, according to first quarter results. News release

> Mae Douglas, EVP and Chief People Officer of Cox Communications, and Cablevision Systems COO Tom Rutledge have been named winners of the NCTA Distinguished Leadership Vanguard Awards. News release

> Chris Pizzuro is moving from Turner Sports and Entertainment digital ads sales into a position as vice president-product strategy and business development for Canoe Ventures. Story

> Broadband is a necessity for rural residents and should be treated as such as federal agencies view how to change the USF, a report from the Center for Rural Strategies says. Story

And finally ... Google TV apparently wasn't any big help to Logitech, which had "a rough fourth fiscal quarter," according to results that showed the company missing sales estimates by 70 percent and sitting on a 28 percent increase in inventory. Story

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