FiOS reaches deal with AMC; Tulix adds IPTV billing system

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> Verizon says it has renewed its FiOS carriage deal with AMC Networks. Story

> Tulix Systems has added an IPTV billing system to its product line. Press release

> Slovakian box maker Antik Technology has begun selling what it calls the first BitTorrent-certified set-top box in the world. Story

> French service provider SFR (owned by Vivendi) is dropping its IPTV service and adopting a partnership model. Story

> Kansas telcos H&B communications and Mutual Telephone are using Innovative Systems' middleware on the APMAX platform for their IPTV service. Press release

> Samsung HDTVs have been enabled to handle 138 broadcast channels and VOD delivered by Korean MVPD LG U+. Story

> Also in Korea, SJK Broadband's numbers continue to grow as the carrier hit 1.4 million IPTV subs by November's end. Story

> iiNet made history by becoming the first ISP to deliver IPTV over Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). Press release

Online Video News

> Online video will "take significant market share from [the] traditional broadcasting market" in 2013, according to seven predictions for digital media released by researchers Frost & Sullivan. Story

Cable News

> Set-top box vendor Amino Technologies has landed a new contract from a large European telecom operator to deploy set-top boxes based on Amino's Live media gateway platform technology for supporting hybrid video services. Story

And finally… Hungarian IPTV service provider Invitel expanded service into Veszprem where it will be offered to 10,000 residences. Story