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Telecom Commission to seek clarity from TRAI on key recommendations bit.ly/IERdwR

Tvinci, Accedo power EpicTV pan-European streaming service bit.ly/IE79Rk

Meet InToTally: the startup that’s souping up Vodafone’s 3G networks (GigaOM) –gigaom.com/broadband/meet… techmeme.com/120502/p18#a12…

Crowd-Funding Video Platform Launches, But Would You Pay? bit.ly/ISXiBN

IPTV Limelight Networks Chosen by PSA Peugeot-Citroen to Maximize Site … bit.ly/IWxpEh

IPTV Connected TV shipments to reach 70% bit.ly/IWxnw8

IPTV BSkyB acquires Acetrax to be its connected TV Trojan Horse bit.ly/IWxnw2

IPTV – Optima sees 47.7%, 16.2% IPTV, DSL growth: Croatian alternative telco Optima Telekom has… goo.gl/fb/9jLL7

CRTC releases 2011 financial results for specialty, pay and… cnw.ca/1rGmu Specialty television revenues rising CRTC report shows 7.9% growth in 2011 goo.gl/wRSo9

IPTV – Subscribers Up in a Competitive Market bit.ly/JLag6a

Connected TV – Who is the typical Connected TV viewer? According to YouGov he could be wealthy, Male and in his late 30’s http://t.co/wVIRHImx

Cable Drives Time Warner Increases bit.ly/K97D21

SeaChange license APRICO recommendation bit.ly/K9qF8t

Not a huge bombshell, indeed. But still: RIM CEO: 4G PlayBook coming this year. engt.co/IuI4pL

Smart TV – Accedo and maxdome partner on SmartTV apps bit.ly/K9qQAu

DTT – Xplora begins journey in the clear on Spanish DTT is.gd/jD04MQ

Cox Media Group launches mobile advertising division bit.ly/IJfD2Z

Tablets rule the home-tech roost; ta-ta TV remotes: survey lat.ms/IBjsgY

Telecoms companies that obsessively measure minutes, messages or units shipped miss the point & get distracted. Addressability & profit are all.

Just published – Mobile broadband pricing in Western Europe: benchmarking tool bit.ly/KuN0If

Mobile – China Overtakes USA As the Largest Smartphone Market bit.ly/K9UlSO

Amazon unveils effort to develop original TV shows reut.rs/IGltr6

Mobile – Operator News in Brief – 2nd May 2012 bit.ly/KOkyWi

Time Warner’s CEO: “Hulu authenticating makes sense” paidcontent.org/2012/05/02/hul…

Eric Schmidt “We don’t see YouTube as a replacement for TV, but rather as an augmentation.”

FTTH – FTTH, smart grid unite in Alabama town bit.ly/KOI5GD

Satellite – Global Satellite USA Launches New Maritime GSM Service bit.ly/JHAeY4

LTE/4G – Verizon’s HomeFusion LTE to the home now available nationwide engt.co/KOzSCe Verizon’s LTE-powered in-home broadband goes national (CNET) news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57… techmeme.com/120502/p55#a12…

BSkyB buys European online video service Acetrax bit.ly/Im0THS

CAS/DRM/Middleware – Montana telco picks InnovativeSystems for IPTV middleware bit.ly/gqvUzt

CAS/DRM/Middleware – Santa Rosa Telephone switches IPTV middleware to InnovativeSystems bit.ly/IEoRUH

CAS/DRM/Middleware – InnovativeSystems scores IPTV middleware win with Minnesota co-op bit.ly/IGNT2p

IPTV/OTT – Sony exec confirms IPTV aspirations, says they’re on hold due to bandwidth caps engt.co/IG2Unc

IPTV – Subscribers Up in a Competitive Market bit.ly/IVOIUq

Google TV – The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here’s How Google Plans To Fix It ow.ly/aEtUT

IPTV – Mediaset: “We are going to deliver a social TV service by the end of this year”: We speak to Angelo Pettaz… bit.ly/KMX6sr

IPTV – Sky on track to launch Now TV in H1: UK media company BSkyB has confirmed that its new online TV service ‘… bit.ly/JQjxdl

IPTV Microsoft Announces Official Halo Web Series bit.ly/KJQ6fP

Broadcast – XQD Memory Cards New Pro Media formatted as UDF that records XDCAM HD MXF files or FAT to record .MP4 XDCAM EX files j.mp/uu0hkW

Broadcast – 43% of Crews Control’s shoot in Q1 were shot on Sony’s XDCAM EX format, 24% Panasonic’s DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD was used 9% of the time in Q1.

Mobile – Smartphone wars: Apple is top manufacturer in US market with 29%, Samsung is second with 24% cnet.co/K9rH4p

UK effort to block Pirate Bay results in free marketing, record traffic day for site: torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-enj…

SIP Trunking Is Ready for Prime Time, analyst Melanie Turek for Allstream youtu.be/8UqJlMt274Q

Broadcom Announces Industry’s Lowest Power, Highest Performance 100GbE Multi … – Sacramento Bee bit.ly/IChahC

STB – Dale Herigstad: “Most STBs are far too crude to deliver rich experiences”: VIDEO INTERVIEW: We speak to D… bit.ly/JUEeET

Smart TV – Interesting perspective. Is smart TV too smart for its own good? bit.ly/KhgIAf

Sky: SecondScreen experience in front of TV key – awe.sm/5nJrr

Streaming Video – US govt is urging the Chinese government to crack down on illegal video streaming sites. ow.ly/aDSeL