ALSO NOTED: T-Online to offer HD IPTV with Cisco; Content piracy major concern for Indian subcontinent; and much more...

> Deutsche Telekom's T-Online to offer HD IPTV service over with Cisco set-top boxes for Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform. Release

> "Content piracy is a major concern for the Indian subcontinent," says Irdeto Director of Technology APAC Benjamin Lian. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: Digital video compression provider, On2 Technologies, appointed Bill Joll as president and CEO to replace interim CEO James Meyer. Release

> BitBand, Latens and Minerva integrate technologies to provide independent telephone companies and service providers with a secure and feature-rich IPTV solution. Release

> Tut Systems, Kasenna and SecureMedia team up to provide an IPTV solution to ComSpan Bandon, a facilities-based CLEC based in Roseburg, OR. Release

> BNS to source content for Thailand's True IPTV Service. Release

> "$22 million a day. That is how much consumers lose each day there is not a competitive cable market," says Consumers for Cable Choice president Robert Johnson. Release (pdf)

> AccuWeather has created a new fully interactive real-time local forecast and weather information television channel for cable and IPTV subscribers. Release

> Digital video technology company Imagine Communications has developed an advanced PersonalizedTV platform for system operators backed by $9.2 million funding from Carmel Ventures and Columbia Capital. Release

And Finally… "We thought we'd make it up to [Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg] [last year], and maybe we were too enthusiastic," said Verizon Director Robert Storey, of the company's board granting nearly $27 million in compensation to Seidenberg in 2005. Article (The Wall Street Journal sub. req.)