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Foxtel takeover of Austar approved by competition watchdog http://is.gd/AxcXQO

Rural Broadband Users are heavy Video Streamers – “about 5% of users account for 50% of Internet traffic” http://bit.ly/HAcgPO

Hbb TV – Nordic region commits to HbbTV http://t.co/GTdcSrHO

San Francisco is 1st in nation to get software to use TiVo Premier DVR to navigate the Xfinity On Demand library http://bit.ly/IsCPX0

The 3Rs for the new mobile economy http://goo.gl/fb/noqRu

IPTV subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe to triple in 2017, Pyramid forecasts: ow.ly/adfY3

Pay TV – Spain ends 2011 with 4.6m pay TV subscribers > down from a peak over 5m at the start of the year bit.ly/IkVh4J

Mobile – RIM – the struggle to find a silver lining mwl.me/HuFk7o

WiFi – “Wifi no longer third technology arm – now one of five fingers” Chris Ebert, NSN. Watch live panel livestream.com/rcrtv

Digital TV conversion slows in Western Europe dlvr.it/1Qk1xW

85% of US tablet owners use their tablets while watching TV: bit.ly/IzrSEi

Canal+ renews French rights to European and US golf Opens is.gd/5YJyiK

STB – Kilopass XPM Non-Volatile Memory IP Wins Design in SICMICRO Set-Top Box SoC bit.ly/Izqqls

Mobile payments could hold the key to Apple’s next $100 billion bit.ly/HASIdX

OTT – Netflix for Windows Phone hits v2.0, heads to the UK, Ireland and Latin America http://engt.co/IQUiEG

The Tablet-TV Connection http://trap.it/RCAV9j

Germany to get new DTT channel http://is.gd/8EtNW5

STB – Technicolor seeks STB partner bit.ly/IGSeCB

Telecom – Sprint CTO: “The growth in usage we have seen represents an Apollo 13 moment for service providers” – ow.ly/aaWmB

Broadcast – Final Cut Pro gets an update, but be careful: it may not play nice with some existing plug-ins cnet.co/I5nG9q

Study sees more U.S. Househsolds linking TVs to Internet, few cutting cords bit.ly/IReoi9

What’s your definition? | What is “Premium” Video Anyway and Why Should We Care? videonuze.com/article/what-i…

NAB 2012: Mobile Television gets its own Super Session at NAB – http://is.gd/BmZ3zz

WiMAX – BSNL slashes data charges in WiMAX services in Tamil Nadu, India. is.gd/Zj5T4c

Smart TV – Korea Herald-LG’s Google TV sets global war over next-generation smart TV ow.ly/1Kn0UF

Why Mobile Ads in Emerging Markets are the Future – ow.ly/1KmYTD

Social TV – IPTV Social TV’s Life Beyond Special Events bit.ly/Iudv2M

Infonetics’ Mobile Backhaul, Microwave, Millimeter Wave & Small Cells newsletter is out: bit.ly/HxD5Wa Mobile backhaul equipment market gets lift from surge in China: bit.ly/IlfJm4

Costs of pay-TV continues to increase in US dlvr.it/1QpNVn

Broadcasters are being cautioned against the over-use of SecondScreen services j.mp/Hgo2yS

TV Tech- The Future of TV Sports: bit.ly/IhsGds

Infonetics forecasts millimeter wave equipment to grow at a 63% CAGR: bit.ly/I4UwHv

Ethernet microwave growing 5-fold by 2016 (Infonetics report): bit.ly/I4UwHv

IRD – Sencore’s new Hi422P Contribution Receiver Decoder & 10GbE Core Network Probe at NAB Vegas – http://www.sencore.com/company/blog/we-know-what-you-plan-do-vegas-0

Roku 2 XS Review http://bit.ly/HxT6Xd