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Anyone in telecoms who thinks pipes are “dumb” ought to have a look at the profits of the oil industry. Not that networks are “pipes” anyway.

Connected TVs growing rapidly in US http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2012/06/15/connected-tvs-growing-rapidly-in-us/

There is an alternative to satellite and microwave feeds http://ow.ly/bIveR

Anthony Wood: The Future of TV will be Streamed: “There is more innovation now in the world of television than e… http://bit.ly/Nkrc6Y

Eutelsat Acquires Asia-Pacific Satellite for $228 Million http://bit.ly/Nabw2D

Sencore… G20 Modulation (SatBroadcasting™) http://goo.gl/fb/JLkd5

GameTree TV interactive set-top gaming sets sights on Asia http://is.gd/fZKHFQ

Comcast has finally said “enough” and refused to waste time helping the entertainment industry chase file-sharers… http://bit.ly/Nkmi9Z

OnDemand Summit: Verizon’s Denson — OTT Providers Owe Market Position to Multichannel Business http://bit.ly/NklZvZ

HDTV Expert – InfoComm 2012: Growth and Re-Invention, by Pete Putman. http://bit.ly/KlwpXi

Broadcast TV – America’s Leader in Outdoor TV Creates New Ingest and Playout Efficiencies – http://is.gd/PJOyIH

IPTV Gamers and their second screen. What are Xbox 360 SmartGlass … http://bit.ly/Mzpdqy

Maaii Deploys Acme Packet for Global … http://www.allvoipnews.com/maaii-deploys-acme-packet-for-global-over-the-top.html

KIT digital expands presence in APAC region – awe.sm/kM3x

BBC Director Confirms UK YouView Broadband TV Service Delay – ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2012…

Apple, Google and Microsoft to play “major role” in smart home sector: The worldwide market for smart home… bit.ly/M8DoWW Smart Home Revenues to reach almost $60bn by 2017, Driven by Connected Entertainment goo.gl/fb/dU73m. Connected Consumer #Infographic – how we’re watching catch-up TV:  ow.ly/bJbDR

Akamai “needs to grow 100-fold” over next 5 years, says CEO: Despite currently handling over 2 trillion re… bit.ly/M8xzIR

China 16M, France 12M, USA 9M – “China Leads World In IPTV” shar.es/s4krJ. Broadband passes 600 million subscriber milestone by PointTopicpoint-topic.com/press.php.

Mobile – Telefónica to use Alcatel-Lucent femtocells in Europe, South America goo.gl/WhcWy

Telkom going aggressive with convergence goo.gl/KqE0J

Accedo’s VP Asia, Reuben Verghese, on Connected TV and why it’s here to stay – onscreenasia.com/article/exclus…

Apps on your credit or debit card – the next big thing? | ThinkMoney. ow.ly/bJeE3

NBCU hires for global Pay TV dlvr.it/1lQJCW

LTE goes live in Marseille: French mobile operator Orange on Thursday activated its first LTE coverage area… bit.ly/Mxhify

IPTV/VoIP – IPTV revenues to overtake VoIP by 2020 bit.ly/NXCBfm

Parks: Netflix does cannibalise Pay  TV: A combination of low service cost and viewing flexibility has give… bit.ly/LGRlxD

Pretty good discussion going on here about post production workflows studiodaily.com/?p=20273

More examples of how technologies can resolve what carriers call a “spectrum crunch.” fool.com/investing/gene…

Tesco: UltraViolet ‘too complicated’ bit.ly/M9kpxB

IPTV consumers get to decide what they watch, when they watch it, on what device and how they interact with content. bit.ly/Ni1VZx

Google TV – As TV Sales Slump, Google’s Time Is Now sns.mx/fuf6y9

DTT – Telenet to launch Teletenne DTT in Belgium goo.gl/fb/BvXKf

Wall Street Journal launches new video hub, plans Facebook integration dlvr.it/1lRjz1

Sony Announces IP Transmission System for Live HD Video Production broadcast-asia.com/exhibitor_pres…

Sharp rumored to be supplying Apple TV LCDs in Q3 2012 bit.ly/Mlxy5P

Social TV/IPTV – KIT digital Announces Joint Social TV Solution With Civolution – bit.ly/PCwvOL

Telcos and CableCo Small Business Units Poised to Take a Revenue Hit ow.ly/bK6np

Telus étend son service d’IPTV OptikTV à travers le Québec et annonce plus d’un demi-million d’abonnés au Canada goo.gl/pWPMx

Mobile: Verizon Trumps AT&T’s Speeds Across the U.S. – maps.yankeegroup.com/ygapp/content/…

Mobile: Mobile Payment Startup Debuts its New Payment Platform – maps.yankeegroup.com/ygapp/content/…

TiVo Launches Tablet Application, Looking Straight at You Google TV sns.mx/fuf6y4

EBIF – Return-Path-Data Lexicon: EBIF: Standardization, whether of terms, definitions, edit rules, measurement… bit.ly/NegYSb