Carriage disputes continue in to New Year for U-verse; Boxee dumping support for PCs, Macs

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> A pair of network affiliates, NBC's WAVE in Louisville, Ky., and Fox's WTNZ in Knoxville, are coming onto the new year without firm carriage agreements with AT&T's U-verse TV service. Article

> Over-the-top device provider Boxee, which got its start running on computer platforms, has made its final update for PC, Mac and Linux users, switching its focus instead to its connected TV device. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent is setting up a multimedia development center in Israel, which will work on Internet-protocol television (IPTV), multiscreen video services, focused IP multimedia systems (IMS), and other telecommunications technologies to meet Israel's growing needs in these fields. The new center will begin hiring soon. Article

> Russian national operator Rostelecom reported that its IPTV subscriber base exceeded the threshold of 200,000 in the Far-East in December, reports Prime-Tass. Article

> Hungarian operator Enternet has made changes to its IPTV offer after analyzing customer feedback. The modifications concern prices as well as IPTV packages. Article

> The NFL and NBC will stream the 2012 Super Bowl, two wild-card playoff games and the Pro Bowl live online, as well as to Verizon mobile phones. The games will be free to view. Article

> WJAR-TV has reached an agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. to keep the Rhode Island NBC affiliate available to customers of the FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service. Article

> ComScore reported U.S. Internet viewers watched 40.9 billion videos last month, spending an average of 20.5 hours watching content. Some 82 percent of videos watched were on Google sites. Article

And finally... Netflix may have lost subscribers due to numerous faux pas in 2011, but don't look for the losses to continue. Article