News of Note—IBM, MCTV, Nokia and the FCC

News of note

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

> MCTV has launched an IPTV service that is powered by Espial’s “Elevate” software-as-a-service platform. Multichannel News article

> Blockchain often gets lumped in with decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but IBM is working on a plan to use Blockchain as a tool to help simplify and speed up the television ad buying and selling process. FierceBrodcasting article

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> FCC is extending the 180-day shot clock on its review of Sinclair’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, giving interested parties until Nov. 2 to further comment on the deal. FierceBroadcasting article

> Nokia has established a strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services with an eye towards helping service providers and their business customers migrate applications to the cloud. FierceTelecom article

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