DirecTV, YES to give Yankees and Mariners the 3D treatment; AT&T Entertainment changes name to U-Verse Online

>  DirecTV and regional sports network YES are teaming up to present the July 10 New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game in 3D over YES and Fox Sports Net channels in the Northeast. Story.

> While the old name didn't seem particularly bad, AT&T apparently didn't think it had enough panache so it's rebranded its Web site from AT&T Entertainment to U-Verse Online. Story.

> Benjamin Braddock would, in a six degrees sort of way, nod sagely at the deal where Wuhan Plastics Industrial Group has become a cable TV operator by acquiring 2.3 billion yuan worth of broadcast and television assets through a swap with Hubei Chutian Digital TV. Story.

> Tekelec issued a news release to say it's acquiring policy control company Camiant and evolved subscriber data management company Blueslice Networks to help it "shape the next-generation core networks as global service providers evolve to all Internet Protocol (IP) architectures." News release.

> Here's a strange bit of data out of India. A survey says that viewers in smaller towns watch more TV channels than those in metro cities, by as much as 15 to 9 on the differential rate. Story.

> Private equity firms Cinven Ltd, The Carlyle Group and Alice won't be taking off and leaving France's biggest cable operator, Numericable SAS, in the lurch any time soon, the cableco said. Story.

And finally... Marwan Fawaz has been promoted to EVP-Operations and CTO of Charter Communications where he will oversee the MSO's east and west operating groups, customer care, human resources and the business intelligence group while continuing to lead Charter's network and technology organizations, the company said. News release.

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