Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)'s NBCUniversal LLC unit and Dial Global Inc. have teamed to create NBC Sports Radio Network, a firm that will focus on national and regional programming and take on ESPN Radio, reports Bloomberg. The service, expected to launch in September, follows a recent deal between NBC and Dial to create a 24-hour radio news service called NBC News Radio Networks.
Comcast's app for the Xfinity Home security/automation service now supports Android (versions 2.2/Froyo to 2.3.7/Gingerbread). Comcast has already introduced a similar app for the iPhone as it prepares to deploy Xfinity Home to most markets by year's end. The app lets users check the status of the home security/monitoring system, manage and control lighting, thermostats and alarms, and stream video from home-side security cameras. (See Comcast Goes Big With Xfinity Home .)
Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT) scored a deal to provide video processing gear to power Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED)'s HD coverage of the 2012 London Olympics from the BBC. Under the deal, Virgin will use a mix of Harmonic's Electra 8000 encoders, ProStream 1000 multiplexers, alongside the vendor's digital service manager and video analytics software platform to deliver 24 HD feeds dedicated to the Games in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats.