China Telecom, Unicom boost IPTV; Canal Plus signs deal with Warner Bros.

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> The two main fixed line broadband players in China--China Telecom and China Unicom--are pushing big into the IPTV market by putting out tenders to buy a combined 6.2 million set-top boxes. Story

> Canal Plus has signed an exclusive pay TV deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment France is giving its IPTV subscribers access to Warner movies on IPTV, tablet computers, smartphones and game consoles. Story

> Consumers are "loving" YouView IPTV, according to "loads of tweets" directed at Lord Alan Sugar, the provider's non-executive chairman. Story

> Embattled Chinese telecom vendor ZTE plans to build digital set-top boxes for 3D televisions services running on Google Android. Story

> In a move smacking of finality--at least when it comes to IPTV--Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has closed the sale of IPTV assets to Belgian telco Belgacom. Story

And finally… CenturyLink union members are working "day-to-day" as their leadership tries to hammer out a new deal with the telco, IPTV provider. Story

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