Dish won't air WWE Extreme Rules; Digisoft, Discover Digital join on OTT for rural South Africa

More cable news from around the Web:

> Dish Network will not air the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view event, protesting, along with fellow satellite service provider DirecTV, the WWE's new Net TV venture which includes its PPV events as part of a $9.99 a month subscription. Story

> Dutch telecom KPN gained 27,000 net new TV subscribers in the first quarter buoyed by the additions of 62,000 who joined the IPTV platform while 35,000 abandoned the company's DTT platform and other services. Story

> The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) will honor nine industry leaders at its annual Walk of Fame event May 22. Press release

> Steve Oetegenn has been named president of network security provider Verimatrix. Press release

> Digisoft.tv and Discover Digital are joining forces to create OTT video platforms to deliver educational and entertainment content in remote and poorly connected areas of South Africa. Story

Telecom News

> tw telecom and DuPont Fabros Technology have established a pact that will give DFT business customers a direct access to Amazon Web Services cloud services suite. Full article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US is notifying customers of its MetroPCS prepaid brand in New England and Las Vegas that they will need to upgrade their devices as T-Mobile prepares to shut off MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network in those areas and move customers to its GSM-based network. Full article

And finally … Belgium's Telenet added 17,700 net digital TV subscribers in the first quarter and now serves 1.509 million digital TV customers. Story

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