News of Note—Rogers, SCTE, NFL, AT&T

News of note

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers refused to respond to a claim made by independent media technology analyst Colin Dixon that the group booted his panel focused on Android TV out of last week’s official Cable-Tec Expo program. FierceCable article

> Canada’s Rogers Communications said it will launch its licensed version of Comcast’s X1 video platform in the first quarter of 2018. FierceCable article

> NFL ratings concerns continue to flare amid fluctuating viewership across broadcasts, but those concerns have not chased off advertisers, according to Standard Media Index. FierceBroadcasting article

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> AT&T and Time Warner have pushed out the closing deadline for their $85 billion merger as the companies are still seeking antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department. FierceBroadcasting article

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