Google exec says Moto buy was all about patents; Fetch TV looking to snag more channels

More IPTV news from around the World Wide Web...

> A Google Android executive has told the New York Times that the Motorola acquisition was about the patents that company held, not its hardware. Story and analysis

> Australian IPTV service Fetch TV is looking to bulk up by snagging content deals with U.S. and U.K. channels. Story

> Cable & Wireless launched IPTV in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Story

> Ukrainian SCM Group-owned Telecom Vega is conducting tests and building an FTTH network in anticipation of launching IPTV in Odessa. Story

> Chilean service provider Movistar is prepared to launch an IPTV service with cloud-based gaming. Story

> Viasat Broadcast EVP Laurence Miall-d'Aout has jumped ship to become director of TV for TalkTalk as it plans the launch of its YouView service. Story

Online Video News

> Netflix apparently learned a lesson from others who have been impacted by cloud outages and was thus able to withstand a super-cloud of a different sort when superstorm Sandy--aka the Frankenstorm--roared up and over the East Coast Monday. Story

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable COO Rob Marcus said Monday that the MSO will increase the speed of its standard broadband Internet tier by about 50 percent over the next 60 days. Story

And finally… Turk Telecom IPTV subsidiary TTNet has added five Discovery Channel channels to its service. Story