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Swisscom reveals its plans for HEVC on classic IPTVbit.ly/XtGHQc

Samsung HDTVs get an IPTV app for LG U+ in Korea, most US providers are still slacking… goo.gl/fb/Bf6Fl

Open IPTV Forum Commissions Digital TV Labs To Provide An OIPF Test Suite – bit.ly/VlNvJh

KPN Close to Sale of Spanish MVNO – bit.ly/VlDxrE

Aereo CEO: Our cheap TV wouldn’t exist without cloud computing – zite.to/SyRJyW

How to increase the Distance for TV over DSL Using Retransmission Video Servers – bit.ly/iptv-dsl-dista…

BT Vision adds Universal Channel and others: UK telco BT has signed a deal with Universal Networks International… bit.ly/VHZnYv

OTT/Streaming Video – TDG: Netflix “betting the farm” on Disney: US research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG) has gone on record a… bit.ly/XtDQqy

“40% [tablet users] use them at least 1x/day while watching TV, 22-25% use them several times” – http://is.gd/bKtUBL

UK Research: Pay TV customers will cut existing bills before cutting cord – http://is.gd/v1ShRb

FCC Ajit Pai – We need modern regulations to accelerate the transition to an all-IP world. We need a modern regulatory framework to expedite the Internet transformation. Reclassifying broadband under title II would receive bipartisan criticism.

Is T-Mobile Quietly Deploying HD Voice? – AMR-WB Technology Not the Battery Hog VoLTE Is dlvr.it/2bR6vM

CipherCloud Raises $30M From Andreessen Horowitz For Cloud Encryption Technology – tcrn.ch/WLOpQI

YouTube Guide Is Coming To All Devices, Site Gets Update – ow.ly/2tBIIO

Tech alliances join forces at CES2013 to create a seamless, connected home. Read how: gobrcm.com/fTms8

Broadband – Second wave of UK’s ultrafast broadband cities unveiled – ow.ly/fSKNg fb.me/Q5CJd35S

Satellite – Thales Alenia Space and Astrium GmbH Collaborate for BepiColombo – ow.ly/fT2cE

Satellite – Globalstar Returns Next-Generation Satellite to Commercial Service – ow.ly/fT1H3

Deutsche Telekom invests almost EUR 30 billion over three years in the future of telecommunications – bit.ly/VLblAC

Cable companies ordered to support HD content streaming within homes by 2014 – http://pulse.me/s/g1JXR

TDS: IPTV will be available in 3 additional markets this year – bit.ly/RH8jja

FTTH – Eircom to connect 1mn Irish homes with fibre by end-2014: Irish Telco Eircom has confirmed the next phase … bit.ly/TY7YEh

US Pay TV operators and STB firms sign up to energy-saving plan: Fifteen leading Pay TV providers and cust… bit.ly/125QH1A Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement Expected to Save U.S. Consumers $1.5 Billion Annually bit.ly/11P80F0

Multiscreen offerings “dramatically increasing” in Europe and Asia: Low average revenues per user (ARPUs)… bit.ly/125QJqi Multiscreen services will reach over 100 million Western European Pay TV subscribers by 2016 – http://is.gd/FERYY8

BBC launches Connected Red Button – bbc.in/QEbOp9

Time Warner Cable expands WiFi reach – on-msn.com/SKOd5S

New Zealand’s Telecom trials LTE: New Zealand operator Telecom has begun trialling its LTE network in parts… bit.ly/TXRrjy

Infonetics confirms “retro-SON” deployments – bit.ly/125GMsI

IPX networks to carry wholesale services worth $5 billion by 2017 – bit.ly/VNJZK1

Mobile – Now is the time to build mobile apps, small business owners | VentureBeatow.ly/fTLx3

Parks Associates: Pay TV providers in Europe and Asia testing new roles as OTT providers – http://is.gd/uM0YGJ

Cable TV/Broadcast TV – As cable ratings climbed, cable TV began programming year round – http://goo.gl/VyD6F – Broadcast TV now following suit

Satellite – O3b’s customer, Ozonio MDC have just launched portable Micro Data Centers to our links – see Financial Post article: http://natpo.st/Xy3iLE  O3B Networks to deliver Satellite Internet in Madagascar – http://goo.gl/qV8vc

Satellite – Modernizing Internet Service Delivery Via Satellite Broadband – http://goo.gl/sZdgZ

Satellite – Extended Satellite Network: http://goo.gl/FXnEp

Cord Cutters – One more time – We are having a lot of fun in our new Google+ Cord Cutters community – check it out: http://is.gd/v4jBIg

The Small Cells Daily is out! –  http://paper.li/small_cells/1338565004#

CRTC urged to ban 3-year cellphone contracts – http://sns.mx/ulmzy6

Vivendi offered $8bn for Brazilian DTH – bit.ly/Rws9Oa

Polish Pay TV merger complete – bit.ly/XhgPXz

Ukraine’s http://Megogo.net goes global – http://bit.ly/WO6XQn

Hong Kong’s now TV expands distribution – http://bit.ly/WO6P3k

ESPN Player on iPad – http://bit.ly/WO6Dkt

Warner Bros, Disney, Roadshow & MGM Dissolve Aussie Pay TV Movie Partnership – http://dlvr.it/2bJ5gp

Net2TV Launches Portico Streaming TV Service – only on Philips TVs for now – B&C – http://is.gd/OUoDF3

Telecom – India: FDI in telecom sector plunges to $43 mn in April-September FY13 – http://dlvr.it/2cDmv5

Smallcells in airports is big opportunity, says femtocell firm – http://is.gd/NN57UT

Belgacom launches TV app store: Belgacom TV has launched a series of TV apps giving access to its own and third-… tinyurl.com/b8y33dm

BT cancels Pace YouView deal: UK telco BT has confirmed that it will not be using YouView boxes from manufacture… tinyurl.com/adjmljl

New French DTT channels to launch this week: This Wednesday will see the launch of six new free-to-air HD channels… tinyurl.com/aractx5

KDG expands VOD platform: German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has rolled its VOD service out to around… tinyurl.com/9wswe64

Lovefilm launches on Nintendo Wii U: Following last week’s launch on the Nintendo Wii, OTT video-on-demand service… tinyurl.com/aqxvapn

The telecoms.com Daily is out! paper.li/telecoms/13178…

Marissa Mayer Signs Off On A Yahoo-NBC Sports Partnership – read.bi/UPqdiN

Interesting that 2nd Screen tech is #1 – 11 Big Tech Trends You’ll See in 2013 – ow.ly/fXj1G

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski just announced the formation of an agency-wide Technology Transitions Policy Task Force – http://is.gd/S1kkR8