Google Fiber expanding channel lineup; America Movil tops in Latin America

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> Google Fiber is adding 22 channels to its TV lineup, according to a blog by Google Fiber Product Manager Larry Yang.

> With 11.3 million subscribers, America Movil has becoming the leading pay TV operator in Latin America, passing DirecTV (9.1 million customers). Story

> Swisscom is offering its DSL customers free basic IPTV service as a way to compete with incumbent cable operators. Story

> Paraguayan telecom Copaco is aiming to launch IPTV before the end of November. Story

> Telecom is expanding its IPTV service to new communities in Quebec. News release

Online Video News

> Smart TVs are here to stay, with as many as 87 million U.S. households having the devices by 2016, research by Parks Associates has revealed. The research was commissioned by Rovi Corp. and presented in a whitepaper, "Connected TV Environments: The Next Iteration of TV Advertising." Story

Cable News

> Following complaints from residents in Washington, D.C.'s historic Georgetown neighborhood, Comcast has removed several refrigerator-sized utility boxes from sidewalks, according to a report Sunday by community news site Georgetown Patch. Story

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications will be reimbursed over $29 million for its broadband and wireline telephone network upgrades in West Virginia, the telco's largest state. Story

And finally… on the flip side of the coin, a vendor switch after two years of testing is expected to delay Russian operator Megafon's IPTV launch. Story