Israel's Yes picks Pace STB; Roku launching in Great Britain

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> Set-top vendor Pace has been chosen by Israeli DTH operator Yes to deploy a new HD platform. Article

> Comcast announced that it is conducting a trial of its AnyPlay device developed by Motorola -- which transcodes live TV content for wireless delivery to tablets and other displays -- in Denver and Nashville, Tenn. Article

> Shadman Zafar, who previously headed product development for Verizon Communications, has moved into a new role as chief technology officer overseeing the joint venture with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks. Article

> Microsoft and News Corp. are planning to launch a series of apps for the Xbox that will bring content from FOX, Fox News, IGN and The Wall Street Journal to the Xbox. Article

> Tablets like Apple's iPad have been seen as an important additional screen for content owners and service providers looking for potential new income streams, but new research says they may be getting more play for work. Article

> Roku has begun selling its connected devices in the United Kingdom and Ireland, currently on pre-order only. Article

And finally... Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris lost $43,712.25, his job and, arguably, his dignity from one fateful trip to Miami Beach. Article