Liberty Global chases Virgin Media; Numericable after SFR

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> Virgin Media has confirmed reports that Liberty Global is in discussions "concerning a possible transaction" that, those reports say, would mean the addition of Virgin to Liberty's UPC network. Story

> French cable-IPTV operator Numericable is reiterating its interest in acquiring Vivendi's SFR affiliate. Story

> South Carolina's Farmers Telephone Cooperative is using Zhone Technologies gear to extend its ADSL deployment to deliver IPTV services. Press release

> Canada's Colba.Net Telecom has expanded IPTV service in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Press release

> BT said it has sold 60,000 YouView set-top boxes over the last year. Story

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> Google said Monday it is beginning to accept orders for its new Google Fiber TV service in Kansas City, Mo. Story

Online Video News

> Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Interactive and music video and entertainment platform VEVO have announced plans to join forces and create "family-friendly music and video experiences," according to a press release issued Monday. Story

And finally… Korean telecom SK Broadband gained 520,000 IPTV subscribers in the past year as it posted a consolidated net profit for the first time. Story