Maybe we should call it the Playballstation; Housing market slump hurts Moto's TV box market share

> Sony has signed a deal to bring Major League Baseball's MLB.TV live streaming service to PlayStation3 video game consoles so gamers can sign up to watch out-of-market games transmitted over the Internet. Story.

> A slumping housing market is directly contributing to the decline in Motorola's digital TV box market share because new homes and resales drive demand for TV set-tops at MSOs. The same problem is also impacting Moto's duopoly buddy Cisco. Analysis.

> India's astounding 78 percent pay TV penetration will climb to 90 percent in 2014 with subscribers climbing from 105 million in 2009 to 149 million by 2014 and 173 million by 2020. At the same time numbers climb, cable's share will drop from 70 percent to 64 percent from 2014 to 2020. Story.

> Nothing here about cable TV, but Cox Communications ranked highest among all telephone providers in the state according to the Connecticut Department of Public Utility 2009 Consumer Scorecard. News release.

> South Koreans are the first to see the LG Café Phone, billed as the world's first mobile device to comply with version 2.0 of the DMB mobile TV standard. In layman's terms, this means that the mobile TV can access mobile TV broadcasts and provide interactivity. Story.

> Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed a closely monitored bill that is likely to help smaller companies venture into the cable TV market. Story.

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