MTS Allstream hits subscriber mark; former MTV exec takes over Telstra IPTV

IPTV-relevant news items from around the World Wide Web.

> Canadian telecom MTS Allstream now has 94,743 IPTV subscribers among its landmark 100,626 television subscribers. Story.

> He wants his IPTV. Eric Kearley, former vice president, European Feeds, for MTV has been named head of Telstra's IPTV and Pay TV business. Story.

> Portugal Telecom said its pay TV customer base increased by 25.8 percent year-over-year as it ended June with 1.157 million subs. Story.

> Swiss telecom Sunrise has added the "Star India Pack" to its IPTV platform. Story.

> Germany's national TV ratings measurement association, the roll-off-your-tongue Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fernschoforschung—better known as AGF—started measuring TV consumption of IPTV households Aug. 1. Story.

And finally ... TEO LT has introduced "Startover" service in Lithuania while another TeliaSonera-backed telco, Lattelecom, added the HighTV 3D channel to its IPTV service. Story.