Indiana town looking for a new cable operator; Fandango acquires Movieclips

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Otho, Ind. is looking for a cable operator to fill the shoes of Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association after it said it will stop offering cable and Internet services May 1. Story

> First Comcast acquired online movie-ticketing service Fandango, and now Fandango is acquiring Movieclips from ZEFR Inc. Story

> INSP finalized a distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative, ensuring that the network will continue to be available to the more than 950 independent operators that are part of the cooperative. Press release

> In something less than a surprise, Google Fiber is reportedly considering deploying Wi-Fi networks where its 1 Gbps service is running. Story

> ZCorum has been tabbed to provide proactive network maintenance services to Fayetteville Public Utilities first utility company in Tennessee to provide cable TV, cable Internet and VoIP services. Press release

> Lifetime cable is launching in Latin America and Portuguese-speaking Brazil in July as a result A&E Networks Latin America, a joint venture between A&E Networks, Ole Communications and Sony Pictures Television. Story

> Infosys' DigitizeEdge platform will power interactive apps on the Orange IPTV Livebox Play. Story

> RLTV has been added to the FiOS TV Extreme HD package thanks to a new agreement between the service aimed at those over 50 and Verizon. Story

Telecom News

> The FCC is moving ahead with the second phase of its Connect America Fund program, which is being used to move government subsidies from traditional POTS phone service to broadband in high-cost rural areas, drawing a mix of criticism and praise. Full article

Wireless News

> Facebook saw a surge in mobile advertising revenue in the first quarter and the social network said it now counts more than 1 billion mobile monthly active users. Full article

And finally … Cable ONE selected TOA Technologies' ETAdirect technology to meet long-term field service management goals. Press release

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