News of Note—Comcast, Shentel, CBS, Disney and more

News of note

> Comcast is planning blockchain technology deployment in its home automation product line. Multichannel News article

> Shentel has announced the deployment of set-tops and gateways outfitted with TiVo software. Press release

> CBS Interactive’s Advanced Media and Sidearm Sports are partnering up to run more than 1,100 college and high school athletic websites and stream more than 14,000 live events each year. FierceVideo article

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> The Walt Disney Company’s films and series are heading to China through a new streaming deal set with Alibaba’s SVOD Youku. FierceVideo article

> AT&T provided the most reliable streaming video service in Global Wireless Solutions’ recent nationwide drive tests of top carriers’ mobile networks. The testing company said that 98% of videos streamed over AT&T’s network were successfully completed, and that videos tested on AT&T only froze 0.82% of the time. FierceWireless article

> AT&T is going to replace copper wiring with fiber facilities in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall. FierceTelecom article