Broadcom goes 5G with new IPTV box platform; China hits 23M IPTV subscriber mark

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> Broadcom has developed what it calls the "industry's first 5G Wi-Fi connected IPTV set-top box platform" to accelerate residential wireless device connectivity. Press release

> Even with a huge base from which to draw, it's impressive to note that China now has 23 million IPTV subscribers. Story

> Accedo said it has pre-integrated its TV Everywhere (TVE) solution with thePlatform's mpx publishing system. Press release

> IPTV is expanding in Canada, where Colba.Net Telecom said it would widen service in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, no doubt feeding demand for NHL hockey when it resumes. Press release

> Bosnia's BH Telecom ended 2012 with 67,000 IPTV subscribers. Story

> Dish Network announced a new service at CES which the company said will allow Dish subscribers to view live and recorded DVR programs via their mobile devices. Story

Online Video News

> Jason Kilar says he is leaving Hulu. The company's CEO, long rumored to be going elsewhere but previously cemented in place at the online video streaming service, e-mailed employees and then posted a blog calling the decision "one of the toughest I've ever made." Story

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable said Monday that subscribers who buy streaming video devices from Roku will soon be able to watch 300 cable networks without using a cable set-top. Story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink announced that it has realigned its management structure by combining its network services business sales and operations teams under one common organization reporting to COO Karen Puckett. Story

And finally… Lest you think all IPTV happenings are in Las Vegas, let it be noted that Belarusian provider Beltelecom has introduced a TV banking service for its IPTV subscribers. Story

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