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Canal+ France adds 158,000 subscribers in 2011 http://goo.gl/fb/0Ms11

Metadata Utilisation and Content Repurposing graphic at BVE 2012 http://pic.twitter.com/lYFwZsLc

Telenet boosts multiscreen channel line-up, adds Android devices: Telenet has increased the number of channels a…http://tinyurl.com/7jpolu4

Canis Media offshoot to bid for local TV transmission licence: Channel distributor Canis Media has become the fi…http://tinyurl.com/79g783g

Canal Plus and SFR see TV growth: Canal Plus France added 158,000 subscriptions to services in 2011 to take its …http://tinyurl.com/7u292np

Subscriber additions and bundling boost Multimedia Polska revenues: Multimedia Polska added 100,000 TV subscribe…http://tinyurl.com/7fnbj6h

Connected TV industry sees new patents for content recognition, Articles | ConnectedWorld.TV:

ATEME Announces Its Market Leader Position for Digital Television Encoding in Brazil  http://bit.ly/wzZLLX

Research and Markets: Netherlands – Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews – 2011 Year End Report http://bit.ly/wTd7hH

Broadband – UK’s Cheapest Broadband Deal at £2.79 p/m from – http://www.TimeTalk.co.uk http://lnkd.in/3rPch7

LTE/4G – MWC2012 Milestone for VoLTE voice handover | Ericsson ow.ly/9nxT0

Advanced Advertising: Operators, Advertisers and Programmers See Potential in Dynamic Ads – http://tinyurl.com/7eq3uyh

Video Streaming Solutions Launches New Video Compression Technology  http://goo.gl/fb/xDJwa

IPTV-  Internet-Fernsehen und Smart TVs gehört die Zukunft …http://fb.me/109Yr10cZ http://bit.ly/yKmVR9

Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28 day delay through 2014  inv.lv/w7mYu3

DVB planning CI Plus 1.4 upgrade – http://goo.gl/m80FJ

¿LTE seguirá el mismo camino de adopción que UMTS? http://csc0.ly/6010RCuq

UK Broadband launches commercial TD-LTE in UK http://dlvr.it/1GKndz

IPTV BBCWW moves into German web TV bit.ly/xGYTdE

Mobile – MWC2012 – Panel discussions: Small cells and backhaul http://tinyurl.com/7pc66ax

CityFibre & Citigroup agree financing for metro fibre networks: http://bit.ly/whVz9K (but not for #FTTH, I note).

Great Apple TV speculations >> “Smart TV? Dumb TV!” bit.ly/yXJNbr

Telecom – South Korea’s largest Telco Gets Uneasy with bid for SA’s Telkom: bloom.bg/ACkVgx

Telecom – LogMeIn, Ovum survey shows customer satisfaction key for telcos: bit.ly/xVjjBu

Actelis nominated for two World Vendor Awards: bit.ly/ADrB8a

MTS Russia revolutionises SIM logistics: bit.ly/AucJUW

Pay TV/Cable TV – MediaShift . 5 Theories on the Death of Cable TV — And Why They’re Wrong | PBS pbs.org/mediashift/201…

LTE/4G – 4G LTE monetization, meet your impetus: New iPad may include LTE modem ow.ly/9mwRF

Mobile – Fujitsu Mobile: We’re going for the global market bit.ly/wTTKPu

Our TV experience is changing, it’s time to tap into secondscreen behaviour – read more: tinyurl.com/6pvd9rthttp://…

How Execs In The Adult Entertainment Biz Think 3D And Web TV Will Shape The Future by Jim_Edwards read.bi/wr2xJM 6 Fascinating Charts On The Future Of The Adult Entertainment Business http://trap.it/ArmcFk

Broadcast TV – 8K at 120fps – forget 4K! eoshd.com/content/7088/8…

LTE Broadcast Demonstrated at International Trade Show ow.ly/9o7hz

IPTV – ZTE IPTV Low Bit Rate High Definition Transcoding Solution Nominated for Global IPTV Industry Award bit.ly/wraglB Hi3G Awards Contract to ZTE for Next Stage of Dual-mode LTE Network bit.ly/Al0Dzb Hi3G Awards Contract to ZTE for Next Stage of Industry First LTE TDD/FDD Dual … http://sns.mx/uehZy7

Mobile – US Smartphone Ownership Now Over 50% — Pew: According to new data out this morning from Pew, the US mobile mark… bit.ly/xvK8se

Mobile – Three small cell whitepapers bit.ly/xhlQs3 launched at MWC2012 and over 3000 downloads – brilliant!

ChannelPort set to shake up the channel branding sector bit.ly/ybDURg

National CineMedia, Inc. to Participate at 2012 Wedbush Technology, Media and … sns.mx/uUhZy6

According to Nielsen women are heavier DVR users than men inv.lv/zyDUuq

IPTV – Glashart Media heeft 60.000 IPTV klanten totaaltv.nl/?action=nieuws…

OTT – Signs of OTT VoD becoming more mainstream in Europe? 100,000 VOD streams on Dutch Samsung TVs: ow.ly/9nI8n

IPTV – Icareus Social TV apps on BeeSmart Platform bit.ly/A5ROWy

IPTV – Ewe Tel expands IPTV service bit.ly/xTPkDE

IPTV – KPN IPTV launches ABC TV on Demand bit.ly/zWhMka

Géopolis francetv.fr/geopolis/

Social TV vs VOD: Is Technology Driving Or Killing LiveTVhttp://ow.ly/9nQt2

Google Goggles Will Give You Terminator-Style Augmented Vision http://bit.ly/yfGL4j ~Inhabitat

Cox, LIN TV Reach Retrans Agreements http://bit.ly/yEaYDM

One of the leading M2M firm JasperWireless signs up NTTDoCoMo & Optimus for Connected Devices bit.ly/zbUQAW

FCC/Mobile – In a letter to the FCC, Verizon defends locking down its smartphones cnet.co/A5PEUs

“[New law] contains provisions that could reduce amt of spectrum we’d otherwise recover for mobile broadband.” ow.ly/9mMJI

AT&T responds to press beatings, bumps throttling trigger caps slightly (3GB for HSPA+, 5 GB for LTE): dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-S…

Single FPGA Includes Dual 100G Transponders: Altera Corporation is laying claim to unveiling what it says is the… bit.ly/yiUEru

Get Ready For TV Everywhere Surround Sound: MobiTV Inc. is teaming with Dolby Laboratories to deliver what it sa… bit.ly/AajkCz

Managing Network Deployment With The Cloud: Some new EXFO Connect cloud-based file sharing and distribution capa… bit.ly/w1UOrj

Loudness Software Update Compatible With Apple Gear: The Pandora portable loudness-monitoring box now has anothe… bit.ly/wX8pAY

Mobilitie Sells Sites, Focuses On New Wireless Nets: Calif.-based Mobilitie LLC is $1.1 billion to the good foll… bit.ly/yiOYd3

If MNOs want to derive revenue from OTT they need to help them make *MORE* $$ and take share of upside. Taxing current business won’t fly.

Texas Instruments dual WiFi module lets your tablet connect to your TV and the web simultaneously (hands-on) engt.co/wYbTlM

Research and Markets: Telecommunication Services in Japan sns.mx/ufhZy9

Google: 92% of smartphone owners do local searches on mobile; 89% take action thereafter. Google: Click2Call: 6% to 8% CTR increase vs. mobile ads without phone numbers. 10M calls per month. xAd: mobile is the last mile. Citing MSFT stat: 70% of mobile searchers act within hour after query vs. week for PC users. Google: 10% of online sales for Comcast from mobile (probably via C2Call); Comcast being held out as best practice case study; Comcast getting more than 1M impressions from mobile per month.

Performics:  40% of mobile searches are local, then 60% visit the biz or make phone call.  40% of mobile query volume coming from tablets; prediction … 30% of all clicks on Google will be coming from mobile devices by Summer.  smartphone CPCs are 50% cheaper than desktop CPCs. When “tablet” is in search ad copy, CTRs skyrocket for tablet users. Different keywords perform on smartphones, tablets, PCs. Need to experiment : 80% of mobile campaign revenue for client was coming from tablets.

Marchex: demographic data can be added to in-bound calls to further target/qualify calls.  Minimum call duration for “good call” is at least 30 secs for SMBs, longer for national call center.  cost-per-call ROI is not obvious calculation.

Social TV – Hashtags on TV: The right way… and the wrong way cnet.co/yfrNQb  –CNET – Looking hip or driving engagement?

TVTechnology: MobiTV to Go HD and 5.1 tvtechnology.com/article/mobitv…

Cable Firms Warm to Outdoor Wi-Fi http://on.wsj.com/wShQad

Mobile broadband is growing, the only question is how quickly. | http://ow.ly/9osu6

TVTechnology: WGBH to Demonstrate Mobile EAS on Monday – http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/wgbh-to-demonstrate-mobile-eas-on-monday/212083

FTTH – French regulator ARCEP provides FTTH update for end of 2011: 1.475M homes Passed, 200k subs, 572k homes served by multiple operators.

Ofcom wants mobile phone bills to contain fewer surprises http://bit.ly/z76Wnj

http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/Time-Warner-Cable-Close-to-Brand-Refresh-118601, new TWC brand imminent?

Tw Telecom Maintains Focus On Organic Fiber Network Growth http://goo.gl/kJ0rG

‘We are awash in content’ says Tercek. 50k ind film releases in 2011, 300,000,000 Youtube vid, only 250 studio releases. Fascinating.

Sprint TV app for iPhone touts free live, on-demand programming http://bit.ly/ygNARP

IPTV – Deutsche Telekom adds six new HD channels | http://mvpx.tv/zcqJ83

Plex adds DLNA support http://gigaom.com/video/plex-dlna-ps3/

New TapCast.TV Platform Offers SecondScreen Solutions to Broadcasters, Advertisers, Content Producers =-http://bit.ly/Ay7mhw

Engagement with social continues to climb in Canada, with total minutes up 32% and pages viewed up 39% http://bit.ly/wrIMWt

IPTV Low Apple TV Inventory Hints Toward a Refresh bit.ly/A9SmlX . Apple’s TV Will Be “The Biggest Thing In Consumer Electronics Since The … bit.ly/A1jSbs . New Apple TV Next Week, Too: Rumor http://bit.ly/wZTYDJ

Graphene-based optical modulators to break speed limits in digital communications IEEE photonics 2012 OFC/NFOEC – http://bit.ly/xY1Wsd

OTT – CBS CEO Eager to Mine Burgeoning SVOD Market via Home Mediahttp://bit.ly/wnsyoM Wow, Moonves is enthusiastic about Netflix & others for $$$.

AT&T is effectively ending unlimited data plans, penalizing customers who use more than a set amount of data per month – http://on.wsj.com/x2khTf

Small Cell Forum chairman MWC2012 video on small cells and backhaul – http://tinyurl.com/74avsg2

Did you know that online sales will make up almost 9% of overall retail sales by 2016, up from 7% today.  http://ow.ly/9mM79

Google TV Represents Surprisingly Small Portion Of Market, Say Reports [Android Market Data Analysis Shows That http://trap.it/gn8HYe

Apple suggests March 7 launch for iPad 3: The company that started the digital migration from the desktop to the… http://bit.ly/y1cFnP

Cisco keeps CMTS crown in 2011. Infonetics says downstream port shipments surged, but port pricing took a digger http://bit.ly/wABdXv

Mobile – South Korea Enters a New Smartphone Age – eMarketer http://ow.ly/1Hs8P6 smartphones > 90% of mobile subscriptions at the end of 2013.

Broadband TV News » 100,000 VOD streams on Dutch SamsungTVs http://ow.ly/1Hs8Cd

Successes (&challenges) of cable’s WiFi deployment http://on.wsj.com/AowLLY

Juniper targeting 7 key market segments http://bit.ly/ADcx35

Smart TV? Dumb TV! http://ow.ly/1Hsbvm

Tata Communications evaluates bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide http://goo.gl/S3QrH

Carrier Ethernet – New-MEF-Document-published-Carrier-Ethernet-for-Delivery-of-Private-Cloud-Services | contributed-articles | carrier http://goo.gl/YrOpr

IPTV – France Télévisions brings catch-up content to Bbox: French alternative operator Bouygues Telecom is to add… http://bit.ly/wixAze

Social TV – Freesat: “The challenges in bringing social TV to a mass audience are pyscho-social”: James Strickland – http://bit.ly/AzW9EC

Mobile – T-Mobile LTE phones should offer longer battery life http://dlvr.it/1GPvHW

New data! Emerging video ad markets heat up CPMs: http://ow.ly/9owQJ