ALSO NOTED: AT&T not likely acquiring EchoStar; Latens integrates AppearTV's middleware; and much more...

> AT&T's rumored acquisition of EchoStar looks unlikely now--the magic just isn't there anymore. Article

> Latens has integrated AppearTV's DC1000 professional receiver with the Latens CAS suite of products. Release

> Zarlink Semiconductor is on the IPTV map now with two new devices using its ClassSwitch platform of single-chip Layer 2 Ethernet switches designed for network access equipment. Release

> Brix Networks ramps up its IPTV monitoring capabilities for channel change times and network performance results relating to multicast infrastructure. Release

> Vidanti unveils first IPTV set-top box offering using Conexant Systems chipsets. Release

> Kreatel enters agreement to supply Scandinavian IPTV service FastTV with its IP set-top box 1510 model. FastTV also offers middleware from Dreampark and content protection from Widevine. Release

> TeliaSonera has extended its investment in Axiom Systems' AXIOSS suite for Layer 2 and Layer 3 IPVPN services. Release

And Finally... Aeon Digital enters the IPTV fray with its first IPTV set-top box offering. Release

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