FiOS to get Philadelphia Comcast Net in HD; Lightpath reaches 7,000 locations

> Verizon FiOS and Comcast are working on a deal to deliver The Comcast Network in high-def rather than standard def to its telephone-based competitor in the Philadelphia market. Article

> Cablevision's Lightpath Ethernet-based fiber network added 1,000 new locations and now connects more than 7,000 locations over 5,800 fiber route miles. Release

> Sky and TalkTalk have joined with CityFibre to create a new company to deliver ultra-fast broadband services in the City of York, England via a citywide FTTP network.  Article

> Tennis Channel has been added to Dish Network's TV Everywhere lineup so subscribers can access a linear stream over the app. Article

> Romania has experienced a 5.7 percent surge in the number of subscribers –6.4 million--who get their TV programs via cable and IPTV. Article

> China Digital TV Holding Co has established a strategic partnership with Beijing Gehua CATV Network to cooperate on cloud computing technology and related businesses and overseas business expansion and to enter into an equity investment agreement. Release

> RDA Microelectronics is sampling a fully integrated RF front-end tuner IC that supports all worldwide terrestrial and cable TV standards, including DVB-T/T2, ISDBT, ATSC, DTMB, and DVBC. Release

Telecom News

> Cincinnati Bell extends 1 Gbps fiber service to The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator.  Article

OnlineVideo News

> Broadcasting is about to change, regardless of Aereo lawsuit's outcome. Commentary

 And finally … China is extending a digital cable TV tax rebate policy for another three years. Article

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