ALSO NOTED: 25 IPTV strategies from Digital TX; WEGENER using Verimatrix to track piracy; and much more...

> In addition to VoD and billing capabilities, Digital TX Managing Director Alexander Cameron suggests IPTV strategies for 25 U.K. companies including Vodafone and Channel 4. Article

> TI's AR7 ADSL2+ technology will be integrated with Corinex's ADSL2+ AV200 Powerline residential gateway to distribute up to nine simultaneous streams of video, including High Definition. Release

> Reliance Communication Ventures and Microsoft will roll out commercial IPTV in India by year's end. Article

> A new ad points out cable TV's 86 percent price hike over the past 10 years and urges Americans to call on Congress to declare an era of "TV Freedom" by bringing competition and choice. Release | "Through the Roof" Ad

> Midwest TelNet selects Latens FCAS Conditional Access solution to secure its IPTV services. FCAS will integrate with Amino's set-top boxes (STBs) and with Minerva's iTV Manager. Release (.pdf)

> Affordable Telecommunications Technology (Buzz Technologies) acquired a Geneva-based STB manufacturer. Release

> eWAN1 Global IPTV service will be launched in 36 languages including Urdu to help U.S. efforts in providing alternate programming in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Release

> WEGENER integrates Verimatrix's user-specific forensic watermarking technology, VideoMark, into its IPTV STBs to track piracy. Release

> UIEvolution partners with OnDemand TV to deliver high-definition VOD-IPTV service with surround sound to 60 million customers at Japanese NTT-East and NTT-West this spring. Release

> Lucent is upgrading Cavalier Telephone's DMX platforms to converged LNW70 Ethernet cards to enable its new IPTV service offering in Virginia. Release

> Irish Magnet Networks deploys Zignal IPTV service delivery platform. Release

> KPN cleared to acquire Nozema. Article

And Finally... Verizon laptop theft may leave workers vulnerable to ID fraud Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)