News of Note—Arris, Netflix, HBO, Facebook, more

news of note
Some of the other news we've been tracking today.

> Arris’s proposed purchase of Brocade’s Ruckus Wireless and ICX switch businesses has hit another stumbling block. Multichannel News story

> The notion that there are too many original series across broadcast, pay-TV and over-the-top platforms and not enough viewers to support them is an “analog concept,” according to Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos. FierceOnlineVideo story

> HBO CEO Richard Plepler is defending his network’s smaller $2 billion content budget relative to other players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu that are spending more. FierceBroadcasting story

> The global outlook for online TV episode and movie rentals for 138 countries is set for a major growth surge. According to Digital TV Research, the market will reach $83 billion by 2022. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Content sellers are reportedly skeptical of Facebook’s intentions around buying TV series even as the social network is reportedly prepping a $1 billion budget for shows. FierceOnlineVideo story

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