Global IPTV market approaching 100 million; WatchESPN now on U-Verse

More IPTV news bytes from around the World Wide Web:

> The global IPTV subscriber market is expected to pass the 100 million mark in 2013 and reach 181.1 million by 2017. Story

> AT&T U-verse now offers WatchESPN on smartphones and tablets. Press release

> Intel has developed and release a reference design for IPTV set-tops and media servers based on its Atom CE5350 processor. Blog

> Croatian telecom equipment market Ericsson Nikola Tesla has upgraded its mobile health solution to include an IPTV version. Story

> Korea Telecom (KT) added 65,000 IPTV subscribers in February to hit the 4.17 million customer mark. Story

> DTH operator Claro Puerto Rico is in the process of launching an IPTV platform. Story

Online Video News

> The Internet will become a battleground between a new breed of online video service delivery players and the old line guard of wireline telcos and cable operators, an Informa Telecoms & Media repor contends. Story

Cable News

> Alabama local exchange carrier Otelco said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, three months after its wholesale contract with Time Warner Cable expired. Story

And finally … Apps will be important for IPTV service providers as they seek to attract new subscribers and revenue, according to Huawei's CMO Ted Hsiung. Story

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