Comcast unit, Microsoft collaborate on HD Web video; mobile DTV aims at 71M homes in a year

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> Comcast's thePlatform unit will integrate Microsoft digital media technologies to deliver "protected, high definition Web video for both in-home and remote viewing experiences," the two companies said in a news release.

> Broadcasting's Open Mobile Video Coalition estimates that mobile DTV signals will be available to more than 71 million homes in the next year-if the spectrum is still there to deliver the signals. Story.

> Probably distracted over the budget stalemate, the House decided to postpone its vote to block net neutrality regulations. Story.

> Motorola Mobility has launched as "SocialTV Companion Service" as part of its Medios multi-screen video management portfolio. Story.

And finally ... market research firm Infonetics has released a report and statistics indicating that FTTH is making the broadband CPE "more dynamic." News release.