News of Note—Turner, NCTC, SCTE, GCI and more

News of note
Turner CEO John Martin had some strong words for U.S. regulators attempting to block the $85 billion AT&T/Time Warner merger. (Pixabay)

> The FCC said the average price for expanded basic cable video increased 3.4% in 2015, the most recent figures available. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Turner CEO John Martin had some strong words for U.S. regulators attempting to block the $85 billion AT&T/Time Warner merger, calling the U.S. government “clueless.” FierceVideo article

> SCTE/ISBE, CableLabs and NCTA have set a March 30 deadline for paper proposals for the Fall Technical Forum at Cable-Tec Expo on October 22-25 in Atlanta.  Multichannel News article

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> GCI has debuted CloudFlex SD-WAN, a cloud-based service that helps businesses forgo the costs associated with managing and maintaining hardware-based networking equipment and WAN management. FierceTelecom article

> The NCTC has signed a distribution agreement with SVOD platform CuriosityStream. CED Magazine article