Bright House hits 1 million phone subs; AT&T has a friend in D.C.

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> Who says people are abandoning wireline phones? Not Bright House Networks, which said its home phone service hit the 1 million customer mark. Story.

> AT&T has a friend in the house--the White House, that is--where former SBC Communications president William Daley now rules as President Obama's chief of staff. Story.

> While all kinds of clever analogies spring to mind, let's just say Showtime will remove early episodes of Dexter and Californication from Netflixby mid-year. Story.

> TiVo, the Rasputin of the entertainment media space, showed new life after Citadel Investment Group disclosed a stake of more than 5 percent. Story.

> Motorola Mobility wants to acquire Swedish IPTV software provider Dreampark. News release.

And finally ... Adobe has enlisted Turner Broadcasting and MTV Networks to use its Adobe Pass TV Everywhere program. Story.

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