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IPTV is no longer the poor man of Pay-TV with global subscriptions set to rise 70% from 2012 to 2017: awe.sm/hPcQ

ANGA: Smart TV will die without standardisation, says ZON v-net.tv/anga-smart-tv-…

Deutsche Telekom to launch TV Everywhere this autumn: Germany’s Deutsche Telekom has confirmed that it will… bit.ly/M6yBE4 Deutsche Telekom stellt mobilen IPTV-Dienst “Entertain to go” vor zdnet.de/news/41562832/… bit.ly/M6aG7y

iROKOtv user base grows to 500 000: itnewsafrica.com/2012/06/irokot…

Smart TV Tizzbird dévoile une SMART TV BOX de la taille d’une clé USB !!! concept très prometteur. 01net.com/editorial/5681…

BT Vision Broadband IPTV Service Gains Major UK Football Content Boost ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012… EPL UK TV rights: £3bn over 3yrs, BT puts up £738m, will create new channel, boost for IPTV OTT gu.com/p/38adb/tw

Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry. Could this give hope to IPTV? j.mp/K1LFsr

ConnecTV officially launched – tinyurl.com/8yuzs7z

The IPTV Daily Newsletter is out! bit.ly/fNrcuh

KIT digital confirms major commitment in Asia Pacific region awe.sm/jOCw

Connected-TV gaining market traction in 2012 bit.ly/L6srYf

What Are Google and Intel Thinking? (Possibly The Same Thing.) | bit.ly/L81e7l

Smart TV – Asia leads global smart TV shipments in Q1’12: Over a quarter (27%) of the TVs shipped in the first quarter… bit.ly/L7REBz

Rakuten acquires Spanish VOD service Wuaki.tv: Tokyo-headquartered e-commerce giant Rakuten has acquired Spanish… bit.ly/L7Knla

Mobile payments biz Square doubles users to 2M in 6 months wp.me/p1re2-1Zht

Kista Science City to host NFC access control pilot • NFC World ow.ly/bzpkG

Zeebox to launch in the U.S. within 60 days gigaom.com/video/zeebox-u…

Start up cable network Dog TV shows videos & music for dogs goo.gl/YsO8n Says 89% of dogs prefer Dog TV over no TV

Sony ups stake in Indian TV company MSM: International News: Sony Pictures TV pays $271 mil for 32%… vsb.li/XNE1by

TWC launched mobile app 90 days ago ow.ly/bz0Kt 20% of digital sales now come from mobile.

Roku CEO: Blu-ray will be finished in 4 years gigaom.com/video/roku-ceo…

OTT – Netflix Ups Holmes To Chief Biz Dev Officer – multichannel.com/article/485897…

Opinion: Operators must improve interconnection and interworking says TATA_Comm global carrier president bit.ly/M7f2JC

HDTV Almanac – Comcast, TiVo, and… PayPal? –  bit.ly/LnRpOe

Qualcomm will support Dish’s need for LTE device chips with its spectrum. Had tech ready before there was a LightSquared. bit.ly/KwjhVj

Carrier Consortium Supports New Videoconferencing Services videoworldinsider.com/topics/video-w…

LTE/4G – Mobilicity upgrading entire network to 4G, will enable download speeds of up to 21 Mbps bit.ly/OHoszt

IPTV – Qtel racks up 60k IPTV subs: Qatari telco Qtel has reached over 60,000 subscribers for its IPTV service ‘M… bit.ly/Nl3aL4

Telcos and the Cloud: Brave New World? bit.ly/LGUsFm

Mobile  – Infotainment and Game Apps to Push Mobile Entertainment Revenues to $65 Billion Annually by 2016 – ht.ly/bzVWB

Sony’s First U.S. 4G Smartphone Bound for AT&T June 24 dthin.gs/LolMnF

Interesting comment from T-Mo CTO that HetNet/small-cell/WiFi strategy is “evolving” at moment. Bullish on LTE. Hint of negative on WiFi? Interesting that AT&T didn’t highlight WiFi as one of key tech innovations for 4G NGMN (whereas T-Mo US CTO does mention offload)

FCC asks for comments on 4.9 GHz band use; public safety, commercial uses on the table: In a move designed to … bit.ly/M7WJDY FCC hands over 4.9GHz spectrum to public safety, mulls best uses bit.ly/MD56bl

Online Video’s Everywhere: According to the Q1 Global Video Index Report from Ooyala, Long-form content… bit.ly/M1tlmU

Cable Operators: Online Video Distributors Are Not MVPDs – Broadcasting & Cable broadcastingcable.com/article/485902…

Mobile Hotspot Router Growth Explodes As Huawei and ZTE Dominate 2011 Cellular Modem Market bit.ly/LnkACp

Q&A: what consumers need to know about Verizon’s new data plans bit.ly/MEFonm

Cisco Mobility CTO thinks WiFi offload ought to be “under knowledge and control” of SP. But how to tell offload from other WiFi use cases?

New blog post about our TV Engagement Index from our Chief Research Officer: “Stats on Stickiness.” brucegoerlich.com/2012/06/13/sta…

IPTV users up 5% YOY to 21% – bit.ly/KwQ7FF

High-speed telecommunications bill passes Assembly sns.mx/uGjUy9

Social TV Week In Review: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Next): Can Social TV Save an Industry? wp.me/p2hyc3-4C via

Companion apps – how will the future TV be controlled by tablets? bit.ly/JXUNiQ

Whatever happened to the YouTube killers? dlvr.it/1jtvLl

Online Video Use Boosts TV Viewing, Engagement, comScore Study Finds mediapost.com/publications/a…

Second, third screens move up video viewing ladder – FierceOnlineVideo: fierceonlinevideo.com/story/second-t…

Video startup Switchcam raises $1.2M seed round, led by Mark Cuban cnet.co/Ldjtbs