Bally Technologies bets on IPTV for casinos, hotels; Life Telecom sets subscription drive

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> Multiple casinos and hotels are getting IPTV services thanks to an agreement between Bally Technologies and Visionary Solutions. Story

> Brazilian service provider Life Telecom hopes to sign up 12,000 IPTV subscribers by the end of the year after it launches in San Paulo in July. Story

> UPC Slovakia has been accused of blocking access to a basic IPTV package being offered by Slovak IPTV provider Antik Telecom. Story

> Accedo showcased its TV Everywhere product at TV connect in London this week. Press release

> Singapore's StarHub has launched an IPTV service, StarHub TV on Fibre. Story

> Norway's GET is powering its IPTV, cable and OTT multiscreen services with a Harmonic headend solution. Story

Cable News

> Liberty Media Corp. will acquire a 27.3 percent stake in Charter Communications for $2.62 billion, marking the return to the U.S. cable business of industry pioneer John Malone. Article

Online Video News

> Redbox Instant by Verizon, the joint venture between Coinstar and Verizon and the latest over-the-top play to challenge Netflix, is "open for business," according to CEO Shawn Strickland. Article

And finally … Thailand's CAT Telecom launched an OTT service using IPTV software from Oregan Networks. Story