ALSO NOTED: IBC trade show features IPTV zone; France Telecom grows TV subscription base; and much more...

> IBC 2007, the TV gear trade show in Amsterdam next month, has signed on 20 companies for its inaugural IPTV Zone. Report

> Italian telco Tiscali struck carriage agreements for three channels from public broadcaster RAI, for its upcoming IPTV platform to launch this fall. Press Release

> France Telecom said it added 837,000 new IPTV subscribers in the first six months of 2007, compared to 306,000 a year before. Press Release

> Czech telcom Volny announced the launch of a 40-plus IPTV offering in Prague and parts of Brno for around $15 a month. Press Release

IPTV News reports Hong Kong's PCCW will launch hi-def content on its IPTV service Aug. 11. Report

> Of the 100 "best" video channels on the 'Net identified by Daily IPTV, nearly half are related to sports leagues, established news feeds and traditional television networks. List

And finally…
An associate producer from Dateline NBC inadvertently demonstrated how not to infiltrate a hacker conference with a hidden camera at Def Con in Las Vegas last Friday. Article