Perfection eludes ESPN's tournament bracket; SCTE fetes technology winners in London

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> It's all over. When Stephen F. Austin toppled VCU, the remaining three perfect brackets (of 11.01 million submitted) in ESPN.com's Men's Tournament Challenge burst. Press release

> Teleste, Technetix Ltd and Bridge Technologies were named winners of SCTE's 2014 Technological Innovation Awards in London. Press release

> New Mexico-based Emcore used the 2014 China Content Broadcasting Network show in Beijing to launch its latest generation 1310nm fiber-optic transmitter for cable television applications. Story

> UAE telco Etisalat's eLife IPTV service added a package of on-demand content from Abu Dhabi Media. Story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is confident that in the near term, the average residential and business user in Idaho will have no need for a 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband connection to their premises. Article

Wireless News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, hitting on the three-tier structure that has been at the center of debate around the band for months. Article

And finally … Tianjin Internet Broadcasting Television Station has successfully launched its IPTV Video on Demand service based on transcoding technology from ATEME. Press release

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