DirecTV turns 15; BT joins Open IPTV Forum

> Satellite TV provider DirecTV turns 15 years old, and with 18 million customers, is closing in on cable TV giant Comcast.

> U.K. telco BT is among the latest companies to join the Open IPTV Forum.

> Avail Media Holdings raises more than $95 million for Avail Media-TVN Entertainment merger.

> Venezuela's CANTV uses Verimatrix for conditional access.