News of Note—Comcast, CBS, CenturyLink, Fox, more

news of note

> Comcast has received an Emmy Award for technology and engineering from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the voice-remote technology in the cable company’s X1 platform. Press release

> Fox, Panasonic and Samsung will show off their new licensing platform and the next wave of HDR magic, which has the working title HDR10+, at CES in January. FierceBroadcasting story

> CBS’s plan to acquire Australian broadcast network Ten offers somewhat limited upside, but ample downside protection given that Ten is a buyer of CBS shows that are in financial trouble, Wall Street analysts said. FierceBroadcasting story

> CenturyLink may have sold off its data centers in 2016, but the service provider sees its ongoing effort to virtualize more of its network as a way to change the way it delivers IT and cloud services. FierceTelecom story