IPTV sub numbers up 36 percent; Google Fiber announces another market

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@FierceIPTV RT @engadget: TiVo adds MLB.tv in the US today, nears IPTV launch in Sweden. Article | Follow @FierceIPTV

> Research firm MRG reported that the number of worldwide IPTV subscribers rose 36 percent in 2012 and now stands at 77 million. Story

> Google Fiber is headed to Raytown, Mo. but Google doesn't have an estimate for when the service will be available in the city. Story

> The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and ITU have collaborated to produce a metadata standard that enables rights information interoperability in IPTV services. Story

> Telekom Malaysia hopes to grow its HyppTV IPTV service by making it available to approximately 1.6 million Streamyx internet broadband subscribers nationwide in the third quarter of this year. Story

> Music television provider Box TV has launched a connected-TV 'music portal' on Freeview to stream three extra channels via its 4Music EPG slot. Story

> China Telecom's Shanghai branch is testing an Android set-top box that combines IPTV, internet video, and internet applications. Story

> Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia has launched Comedy Central Asia has launched in Malaysia as part of ASTRO's B.yond IPTV. Story

Cable News

Comcast notified subscribers in Oregon this week that it will hike the fees on its limited basic programming packages by about 9 percent. Article

Telecom News

Telus is expanding its fiber and rural broadband facilities in Calgary and Edmonton as part of a broader plan to spend $676 million throughout Alberta this year. Article

And finally … International news channel euronews has expanded its presence in the United States and Canada with by launching EnovativeTV on the IPTV platform. Story