News of Note—Verizon, Tegna, E.W. Scripps and more

News of note

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

> Verizon has joined the Open Network Automation Platform project as a Platinum member, a move that reflects the service provider's desire to drive industry harmony around network virtualization and automation. FierceTelecom article

> Tegna and Sony Pictures Television have entered into an exclusive, multiyear distribution agreement for Tegna’s programming in the United States and internationally. FierceVideo article

> Now that it has completed the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group into its fold, FirstLight has made the New York regional fiber provider another component of its broader organization. FierceTelecom article

> E.W. Scripps has launched MarketPredict, which it said will allow political campaigns to simulate how changes in their marketing and media buying plans will affect voters’ decisions. FierceVideo article

> Network equipment vendor Ericsson said it would record another $1.8 billion write-down related to the falling value of parts of its business. The action is just the latest in a long series of cutbacks and restructuring actions at the troubled telecom vendor. FierceWireless article

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