News of Note—Comcast, Amazon, Best Buy, Crunchyroll and more

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> Comcast’s rollout of DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit broadband services has reached several markets in the northeastern U.S. as the cable operator pursues its plan to wrap up its DOCSIS 3.1 deployment by year-end. Multichannel News story

> More than a year after announcing Fire TV OS in smart TVs by Westinghouse, Element and Seiki, Amazon has new smart TV partners through a team-up with its retail rival Best Buy. FierceVideo story

> The Alliance for Open Media officially has its first Chinese member after streaming media company iQiyi joined the group as a promoter member. FierceVideo story

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> The CBRS Alliance is marking yet another milestone, publishing the Network and Coexistence Baseline Specifications that will enable deployment and coexistence of LTE in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. FierceWireless story

> Crunchyroll, Ellation’s anime-focused SVOD service, is branching into the world of linear TV through a partnership with Brazilian television network Rede Brasil (RBTV). Multichannel News story

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