AT&T sees upside in U-verse subscriber numbers; TiVo, Motorola resolve dispute

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> AT&T reported strong customer additions in the second quarter driven by stronger U-verse broadband and TV subscriber growth versus the year-earlier quarter. Press release

> The long running patent dispute between TiVo and Motorola was resolved two weeks before a trial between the two tech giants was expected to start. Story

> IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution company Amino Technologies has said it anticipates profits for the first half of 2013 will be significantly better than the previous year. Story

> Visionary Solutions released PackeTV Views, a browser-based solution that lets for education, enterprise and government users customize the viewing and sharing of IPTV content. Story

> Costa Rica's public telecom company Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) launched an IPTV platform, Kölbi hogar TV, with 87 TV channels (seven in HD), 11 pay-per-view channels and 49 audio channels. Story

> Visionary Solutions (VSI) has developed a browser-based solution for viewing and sharing IPTV content, PackeTV Views, that it claims is suitable for education, enterprise, and government users. Story

> AT&T U-verse is expanding--at least as far as workers are involved--with plans to hire more than employees in the Springfield, Mo. area. Story

> Broadband gateways vendor Sagemcom, which serves 50 operators worldwide with digital set-tops and DVR, has joined MoCA as an associate member. Story

Cable News

> The cable industry can no longer be separated from the Internet when it comes to content, according to Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge.  In fact, distinguishing the two confuses customers and creates problems for the industry. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink said its broadband expansion efforts in Seattle are being held up by a city ordinance that requires nearby property owners' permission to put in remote terminal boxes to carry its broadband services to homes and businesses. Article

And finally … South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined the ITU IPv6 IPTV Global Testbed. Story

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