The Online Reporter 768 – Headlines

Virgin Media Uses TiVo, Broadband to Turn a Profit
Verizon’s OTT Streaming & Coinstar’s DVD-Loaded Redboxes Challenge
Netflix
Japanese TV Set Makers Losing Billions
Verizon/Redbox Deal Signals Long Erosion of Pay TV Middleman
WSJ: Google to Launch Whole Home Entertainment System
Qualcomm Proposes Gigabit Wi-Fi for Airplanes
New Economy Sprouts from Apple’s App Store
In Spain, Apple Sales Boom Despite Recession
Video Streaming Tech Firm Gets $15m
Coinstar Gets NCR’s 9,000 DVD Kiosks

THIS WEEK IN CONTENT DEALS
Amazon and Viacom Team up to Stream TV
Viddy Raises Capital for Mobile Social Video App
HBO and Quickflix Partner for Investment and Content Deals

BROADBAND BEAT
BT to Offer 300 Mbps in 2013
TalkTalk Loses Another 50,000 Subscribers
Ofcom Wants BT to Reduce Wholesale Broadband Rates

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY
Windows 8 Beta: February 29 in Barcelona
Disney’s Iger Less than Enthusiastic About UltraViolet Locker
Key Microsoft WP7 Exec Leaves for Amazon’s Kindle

IPAD & THE MANY OTHER TABLETS
‘Hidden Planet’ Becomes NBC’s First iPad App Series
Asus Transformer Prime Shows Its Magic in the UK
Sprint Launches $100 ZTE Tablet

LEGAL MATTERS
Brightcove Files for $55m IPO

LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS
The Two-Tablet Home: 5m This Year
Broadband Beat Ramps Up in Spain
Hong Kong Boasts High Speeds, South Korea Lets Data Do the Talking
Google Mobile Searches Skyrocket During Super Bowl
Internet Accessing via Mobile Devices Nearly Doubles
Young Watching TV But Less on the TV Set
580m Homes Have Broadband

MOBILE MEDIA
Telus Launches Mobile TV to Mobile Devices

SHOW TIME FOR THE OTT SERVICES
Amazon Gets 2,000 Viacom Shows
Blip Gets $12m; Loses ‘tv’
Flingo Raises $7m to Develop Recognition Technology & Advertising Apps
Lenovo Focuses on China for Smart TVs
Samsun to Offer Less Expensive Line of TVs
Holland Goes for HbbTV

DIGIGRAMSBT: YouView Delayed Until Mid-Year
Amazon to Open First Physical Store
Motorola Turns Patent Lawsuit Tables on Apple
Cox Beats the Drums on Facebook & Twitter
Google Promises to Be Good Boy with Motorola Patents
BT’s Wi-Fi Hotspots Pass 3.5m
DT Reorganizes Product & Innovation Department
Disney: ESPN Must Be in Most Popular Bundles
Android Devices Get Chrome Browser but No Flash
Corel Acquires Roxio from Rovi
Hmmm, OTT or Baby Clothes?

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