Google exploring online video service; Fetch TV looks to double subscriber base

More IPTV news from around the Web.

> In a logical move, Google is reportedly exploring the idea of providing an online video service that some believe might compete with incumbent IPTV, cable and satellite operators. Story

> IPTV/IP video measurement vendor IneoQuest Technologies has introduced a test and verification suite. Press release

> Upper Midwest service provider HickoryTech has deployed Amino's HD set-top boxes as part of its IPTV service offering. Press release

> Australian IPTV provider Fetch TV is hoping to double its subscriber base in the next nine months. Story

> Deutsche Telekom launched a TV Everywhere service--Entertain to Go--for iPads, laptops and PCs for subscribers using its IPTV platform. Story

> Australian telco Foxtel will launch its "Play'" OTT service next month to deliver over 40 linear channels to connected devices with no lock-in contracts. Story

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable is using Aereo's local TV platform as leverage in its retransmission-consent battle with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS). Article

Telecom News

> Subscribers to Verizon's FiOS service will soon have another speed option available to them: a 500/100 Mbps speed tier starting at $310 a month. Article

And finally … Swedish broadcast and IPTV transport system provider Net Insight reported net sales down 3.1 percent year-on-year to $11.21 million for the the second quarter. Story