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Broadband – Broadband access in Brazil up 70 percent in year to February http://sns.mx/uHhmy1

Cable News is Stable Due to Dual Dollars: PEJ Study – http://is.gd/S0UPU2

UK is ‘most internet-based major economy’ http://vsb.li/74SZYH ; 8.3% of the UK economy, predicted to be £221bn by 2016

Mobile – MetroPCS launches ZTE Score M Android smartphone http://bit.ly/xgZ6w6

Verimatrix Selected to Secure Next Generation IPTV and Multi-Screen Platform for Chunghwa Telecom http://bit.ly/A3MaDQ

BeeSmart’s IPTV Middleware Gets Cloudy http://goo.gl/cTKTo

Social TV: Facebook will play pivotal role in Social TV revolution http://ow.ly/1i9jlA

Mobile – Canada’s Rogers Wireless offers 2 months of unlimited data to new iPad owners signing-up for Tablet Flex Rate Plan http://bit.ly/AxN2Yo

TV ad spend for web related businesses is up higher than ever before – http://is.gd/Ooy1hS

IP Television Mar/April 2012: CONNECTING TO A HYBRID http://goo.gl/uqz0A

UK viewers watch two months of TV per year, time-shifting on the increase http://goo.gl/iAzKd

PlayJam Expands Global Games TV Network with Vestel http://goo.gl/fb/I5RE3

Broadband TV – In Brief: ORF, Al Jazeera, Samsung, ARD http://dlvr.it/1Kyrf7

AT&T’s $250 million to fight student dropout rate http://sns.mx/uyhly0

France Telecom Orange Launches “la nouvelle TV d’Orange” Service with Viaccess and Orca Interactive – http://is.gd/Lls7mw

Satellite – Military Demand For Satellite Communications http://bit.ly/w6C5Ae

Non TiVo Virgin Media customers face F1 red button delay http://bit.ly/A6fK12

Satellite – SkyVision establishes new POP in Abuja, increasing its fibre network coverage in Nigeria http://lnkd.in/zzbd9P

Telecom – Total Telecom Daily News is out! http://bit.ly/oUFkEG

The Case For UltraViolet – Forbes via Dan Rayburn http://Streamingmedia.com http://mvpx.tv/FQJZE1

IPTV Google TV developers hangout with LG, MOVL, & Clear Channel at SxSW http://bit.ly/xzEzrU

IPTV Al Jazeera to stream web TV with Samsung app http://bit.ly/zqewlg

IPTV Internet TV rivalry heats up http://bit.ly/wUBkRO

Mobile – Mobile Payments Price War Heats Up as Pay Anywhere Slashes Merchant Fees – http://dthin.gs/FRekRa

Endemol to develop Plan B dlvr.it/1L1VHg

Broadband Coalition Seeks Action 4 Special Access,IP interconnect bit.ly/zTRnFb

MediaCom signs up tag management firm QuBit for UK brands – MediaCom has signed a deal to use QuBit OpenTag as its t… ow.ly/1i9zBD

EchoStar pays up on NDS 2003 legal claim A 10-year old legal claim between EchoStar (and Kudelski) an bit.ly/FVE3o0

Broadcast TV – OTA transmission is more complicated than it looks. ow.ly/9JRot

Unser Paket HD extra umfasst jetzt insgesamt neun Sender – neuester Zugang ist Trace Tropical HD bit.ly/FPNJHw

IPTV – Orange shift to Viaccess-Orca platform lnkd.in/fJnmB5

Red Arrow acquires Bevan Jones’ Endor: TV News: ProSiebenSat.1 production unit growing rapidly vsb.li/v0edf2

EBIF in the Wake of Canoe Shakeup – Leslie Ellis’s Translation Please on Multichannel News http://t.co/sgTUz0pb

Mobile – Affordable Handsets, Boom in Social Media Usage Spur Mobile Broadband Markets in West, Central Africa, owl.li/9Ke5a

With TV Everywhere, It’s All About Discovery (dmcintosh / TechCrunch) techcrunch.com/2012/03/18/wit… techmeme.com/120319/p4#a120…

UHDTV – DirecTV planning for Ultra HDTV t.co/raAA6ndF

nangu.TV launches enhanced media platform at IP&TV World Forum t.co/d9IwzzF2

Broadcom Announces Industry’s First NAGRA NOCS 3 Certification bit.ly/FRTVsH

SmartLabs completes Rostelecom IPTV STB integration bit.ly/ymd5sT

Social TV – Grows 91% From a Year Ago; Animated Shows Hot on Facebook bit.ly/FQkH4f

IPTV news – France Telecom launches new Orange TV service bit.ly/yuGsN5

Broadcast International Completes $6.95 Million Private Placement of Equity Securities – $BCST IPO goo.gl/O2HlG

Imagine Upgrades Transcoding Platform via Broadband Technology Report – fb.me/1cdURerrm

Platform Upgrade Target IPTV Providers – CTChatter Communications Technology fb.me/1f3h2HHTZ

NetZero beats FreedomPop to the punch with 200 MB of free WiMAX service bit.ly/FWp9xS [Clearwire’s MVNOs are active.]

Marketers like ROI for online video bit.ly/FPV2OD

Satellite – STM Subsidiary Inks $25 Million VSAT Contract with Brazil’s Prodemge http://bit.ly/yz0SZ7

Satellite – Elwing, OHB Sweden Deal Hints at European Electric-Propulsion Satellite Effort http://bit.ly/yLehbg

Satellite – Elbit Systems Adds Antenna Technology to InterSKY Platform http://bit.ly/xMT4ta

Satellite – Wavestream Unveils New Military X-Band Amplifier http://bit.ly/xFGs1L

Ofcom ‘has taken leave of its senses’, says Vodafone http://bit.ly/z8t9ws

Allegro DVT at IP&TV WF 2012: Bulk Transcoding, MPEG-DASH, and Lots More http://bit.ly/zZnOnt

SeaChange to Display Multi-Screen Video Solutions at IP&TV World Forum 2012 This Week http://bit.ly/Asw5UT

A closer look at Apple TV’s software update and 1080p movies http://dlvr.it/1L4VWl

Rights issue causing major problems for the Connected TV replacing the STB. Virgin, ACCESS, Strategy Analytics.

Verizon: As people watch more video content online, the need for greater bandwidth will grow leaps and bounds FiOS http://bit.ly/t2vBe1

FCC’s McDowell on online political files: “Where are the equities in singling out only TV broadcasters for such disclosure requirements.” FCC’s McDowell warns Hill about unintended consequences of over-engineering spectrum auctions. FCC’s Genachowski to Hill: FCC still studying 100-plus page incentive auction law. Few agencies provide higher return on investment. FCC’s Genachowski: FCC budget includes tech investments to save money and public safety investments to save lives. Rep. Emerson praises FCC’s Genachowski for finding $6 million in cost savings, saying she wished other agencies would follow suit. FCC’s McDowell: No player should be excluded from spectrum incentive auctions. FCC’s McDowell: Online political files could cost TV $15 million, then $140,000 per year of recurring costs to maintain info in real time. Genachowski to Hill: Online TV station political files is simply question of whether it’s common sense to move paper files to digital ones.

FCC fines Louisiana cable operator for carrying TV stations without retransmission-consent deal. http://www.fiercecable.com/story/fcc-fines-louisiana-cable-operator-carrying-tv-stations-without-retransmiss/2012-03-19

NTT Electronics announces single chip professional video decoder LSI http://goo.gl/fb/Bsq0C

ROI and standard measures are key obstacles to digital video http://bit.ly/yyivTx

STB – CableLabs®-Energy Lab Tests Verify Significant Set-Top Power Savings from ‘Light Sleep’ Mode http://bit.ly/z2SEty

STB – Skyviia and Mediafly Announce Private Label Internet TV Service http://bit.ly/Ag5fhZ

Wringing Out More Capacity – WSJ about techniques such as MIMO, video optimization, etc. http://t.co/ODJUZeJj

“Boxee Live TV Review – Why It Makes Boxee Better than Apple TV or Roku” by Geek Beet TV » http://t.co/oC921Ov9

Nearly a year into the hunt, AboveNet finds a buyer willing to pay $2.2B – http://t.co/HRzjlRrX

Satellite – Iridium Satellite Phone Benefits | The Gadgets Blog: Iridium satellite phones are very flexible communication de… http://bit.ly/AlV1xj

Mobile’s Data Adolescence Means Marketing Strategy Is Imperative http://trap.it/V3bazC

FTTH – House of Hiranandani brings fibre-to-the-home to Chennai http://bit.ly/FRFI2n

Vermont Telephone begins broadband stimulus network build http://bit.ly/FRFI2m

Infonetics’ Next Gen OSS & Policy research newsletter is out: bit.ly/FPMfrp Focus: Service Delivery Platforms (SDP)

Social TV – Grows 91% From a Year Ago; Animated Shows Hot on Facebook bit.ly/FQkH4f

Video Competitors: Avaya’s Radvision Buy ‘Disruptive’ For Channel bit.ly/yU0MUw [Infonetics videoconferencing/telepresence forecast]

Films exempted from India’s service tax, no customs duty for TV panels is.gd/0ZG4J8

GroupM and Nielsen team up on cross-platform metrics trap.it/E2KzwZ