News of Note—Comcast, Bell Canada, Adtran and more

News of note

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today.:

> Talks of CBS and Viacom recombining have revived once again, and this time the idea has gained some urgency due to the rapid pace of media industry consolidation. FierceVideo story

> Comcast Xfinity Mobile division has launched a bring-your-own-device option, starting with unlocked Apple iPhones. Multichannel News story

> The fourth-quarter reporting season for media companies is kicking off in the next few weeks, and some analysts are predicting constricted ad growth amid ratings woes. FierceVideo story

> Bell Canada will build and launch a multiscreen video system based on Ericsson’s MediaFirst platform. Multichannel News story

> As Adtran moves through Verizon’s NG-PON2 field trials, the vendor says that the technology could play a key role in supporting backhaul and fronthaul for it and other wireless operators' pending 5G wireless rollouts. FierceTelecom story

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