Atlanta telco using Intracom IPTV technology; Viggle adds 400,000 subscribers

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> Atlanta-based Butler-Bremer Communications is using equipment from Greek vendor Intracom Telecom to incorporate around 200 HD channels free for IPTV subscribers. Story

> Second screen TV loyalty app Viggle said Vigglers have checked into TV shows more than 250 million times and that the company added more than 400,000 registered users in May. Press release

> Belgacom has launched a new IPTV set-top that it claims has a 30 percent smaller footprint than the previous model but offers three times the processing speed. Story

> AT&T is looking to fill more than 1,800 positions in Texas, including, especially, technicians to help with U-verse installation as well as call center customer service representatives and retail store employees. Story

> LG introduced, but did not specify a release date, for a range of smart STBs to help service providers accelerate the transition to IPTV. Story

> Time Warner Cable is making its library of 5,000 VOD titles from nearly 100 networks available to customers on Samsung smart TVs, obviating the need for a set-top box. Story

> Orange is relaunching its Spanish IPTV platform with new offerings and packages. Story

> Ukrainian cable operator Volia has determined that IPTV and OTT subscribers will account for at least 25 percent of its pay-TV subscriber base by 2017 and 30 percent by 2020. Story

Cable News

> Charter Communications, which is partially owned by Liberty Media, has been in talks with Time Warner Cable, about a possible merger; however, the likelihood of that deal coming to fruition is weak. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink DSL subscribers are going to find a new $1 "Internet Cost Recovery Fee" fee on their bill beginning this month, according to Broadband DSL Reports. Article

And finally … Australian service provider Foxtel is using video processing technology vendor Elemental Technologies to power its new TV Everywhere service, Foxtel Go, starting with iOS devices and moving to Android later this month. Story