Foxtel plans channel shakeup; Amino revenues improve

More IPTV news from across the web:

> Australian IPTV player Foxtel is shaking up its channel lineup in an attempt to slow churn rates. Story

> Amino Technologies posted a 12 percent improvement in first half revenues even though it described the Russian market--where it is a key player--as "unsettled." Story

> Pay TV might be unsettled in Russia but it's paying off for telco Rostelecom which ended its first quarter with 8 percent more subscribers (a total of 6 million) than it had the previous year. Story

> Kicking things up from scratch-and-sniff, Swisscom TV will use Jinni's content recommendations engine for what it calls "taste-and-mood"-based recommendations. Story

> Logic Cayman, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bermuda's KeyTech Holdings, has confirmed that it will launch IPTV over a purpose-built fiber optic network in the Cayman Islands. Story

> Bulgarian service provider Vivacom is using Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) GPON gear to boost its broadband speeds and facilitate new services that include HD video. Story

And finally… Brazilian telco Oi has tapped Alcatel-Lucent (busy company, that) and Microsoft as technology facilitators for its IPTV service Mediaroom. Story

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