Aereo reportedly in talks with Dish, AT&T; 3DTV is not dead, says NPD

More news bytes from around the World Wide Web:

> Besides winning a big court decision this week, Aereo may be winning new friends in the pay TV service provider space as it reportedly has had talks with Dish, AT&T "and others." Story

> Appearances of mortality aside, 3DTV "is still growing steadily," according to research from NPD DisplaySearch. Press release

> About 43 percent of tablet users are actually watching more TV news, according to a study by the BBC. Story

> The Asia Pacific region is expected to add 71 million IPTV subscribers by 2018, according to Digital TV Research. Story

> Liberty Global is living up to its last name--Global--with its most recent purchase of 25.3 million shares (12.65 percent ownership) of Holland's largest cable operator, Ziggo. Story

> HD is credited as a "key driver" in the growth of British TV service Freeview. Story

Online Video News

> Hulu owners Walt Disney Co. and News Corp.  aren't exactly playing a shell game, but they did play a little hide-and-seek this week when they put the service up for sale and just as quickly pulled it back. Article

Cable News

> Two months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, LodgeNet Interactive said Colony Capital closed its acquisition of the hotel entertainment programming distributor. Article

And finally … Pixel Power is refocusing from broadcast playout to IPTV with the launch of the Pixel OnDemand software-only package for on-screen promotions and creative graphics for IPTV channels. Story