News of Note—Fox, CBS, Cisco, Frontier and Project Loon

News of note

> Fox Networks Group Middle East has a new multi-year agreement with Ericsson to provide playout, media management and global distribution services for three new HD channels. FierceBroadcasting story

> After driving what it said has been a record number of signups for its All Access service, CBS has decided to renew the exclusive series “Star Trek: Discovery” for a second season. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Cisco has officially acquired BroadSoft—a provider of cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration and contact center software—for $1.9 billion. This move reflects Cisco's ongoing pivot to becoming a software company. FierceTelecom story

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> Frontier’s integration of the California, Texas and Florida properties may be completed, but customer pain related to erroneous charges for broadband and video services continues in parts of Florida. FierceTelecom story

> Project Loon found a telecom partner in AT&T to help get basic communication and internet activities to some people with LTE-enabled phones in Puerto Rico. FierceWireless story

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