MobiTV expands overseas; M-TEL's IPTV promo includes free TVs

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> MobiTV, which is working to become more TV and less mobi, has expanded its Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) operations to London, England. Story

> Bulgarian operator M-TEL is trying to lure new IPTV subscribers via a promotion that includes a chance to win a 19-inch LG LCD TV. Story

> The IPTV set-top box business is cutthroat. China Unicom is reportedly reviewing qualifications of 16 potential suppliers for a 1.3 million unit IPTV box order that includes 650,000 HD set-tops and 650,000 SD units. Story

> Brazilian operator Oi has more than 500,000 IPTV subscribers after being in business for a year. Story

> Telekom Deutschland continues to expand its VDSL network, including IPTV, adding more locations in Lower Saxony. Story

And finally… U.S. hotel technology IPTV company Tivus has entered into its first Asia Pacific region contract with Neesa Leisure Ltd. Release