AT&T to deliver iHeartRadio to U-verse customers; Hulu pays $192 for exclusive rights to stream "South Park"

Pay-TV news from around the Web.

> AT&T will deliver iHeartRadio live streaming radio to U-verse customers. MediaDailyNews article

> Hulu will pay $192 million to be the exclusive streaming service for "South Park," surpassing the company's previous record of paying $160 million to deliver "Seinfeld." The Verge article

> Rovi named SiriusXM CEO James Meyer independent chairman of Rovi's board of directors effective July 7. MultichannelNews article

> Comcast added five new countries to its most popular home phone plan, Xfinity Voice Unlimited. Release

> Keith Olbermann, the outspoken TV broadcaster, is leaving ESPN again. CNNMoney article

> Totalplay announced an alliance with Netflix to integrate the Netflix app directly into Totalplay set-top boxes. Light Reading article

> Zealot Networks has acquired content aggregator ViralNova for about $100 million in cash and stock. Variety article

> Digital TV Research forecasts there will be 68.83 million SVOD homes in the Asia Pacific region by 2020, quadruple the 2014 total and up from only 1.47 million in 2010.  Release

Telecom News

> Global IP transit revenues are going to drop 6 percent annually between 2014 and 2021 from $4.9 billion to $3.2 billion, says telecom data company TeleGeography. Article

> A number of Windstream's customers in Alabama aren't happy about the wireline DSL speeds they are getting from Windstream, and they are suing the company in the hopes the telco will respond by upgrading its wireline infrastructure. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile will not charge any roaming fees to customers who travel to Mexico and Canada. The carrier also announced its preliminary results for the second quarter, recording 2.1 million net customer additions during the period--of which fully 1 million were customers on valuable postpaid plans. Article

> Apple is preparing for another blowout iPhone release this fall, according to a new Wall Street Journal report, and it expects demand for this year's models to outpace those of last year. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Researchers at South Korea's KAIST, formerly the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) technology that allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction, even if the devices are away from the power source. Article

> The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Radio & Television Digital News Association, Microsoft, Open Technology Institute at New America, Public Knowledge, Free Press and Common Cause are among the parties jointly asking the FCC to back off a staff recommendation to relocate TV stations in the duplex gap after next year's incentive auction. Article

And finally … Vampires are real and they need as much psychotherapy and medical help as the rest of us, a study says.  Article

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