Baby First on board at U-verse; Intel pay TV service in question

And for the last time, the rest of the best of IPTV news from around the Web.

> Child development TV network Baby First debuted on AT&T U-verse. Press release

> Intel may ditch its plans for a Web-based pay TV service by the end of 2013 if it can't find a strategic backer to distribute the service. Story

> Foxtel selected Digitalsmiths provide metadata management technology to support of subscription television across broadcast and IPTV platforms. Press release

> IPTV service revenue is expected to grow from $29 billion in 2012 to $56.8 billion in 2016 in Nigeria, according to Research&Research. Story

> Dutch service provider KPN has fixed the technical problems plaguing its IPTV service after a day of disruptions to image quality and services access. Story

> IPTV and OTT media platform services provider nangu.TV has shuffled its Prague-based senior management. Story

> Telekom Austria plans to roll out the Sky Austria's pay-TV offering on its IPTV platform A1 TV by the end of this year. Story

Cable TV News

> CenturyLink detailed the hardware it is using to challenge cable incumbent Cox Communications with the launch this month of a 1-Gig Internet service in Omaha, Neb. Article

Telecom News

> Consumers who have an Internet subscription are more likely to purchase a broadband service, according to a new Leichtman Research Group report. Article

And finally … in a look at what the future holds, Antenna Hungária has launched a HbbTV services platform on its DTTV network using technology from Finnish interactive TV company Sofia Digital. Story


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