NBCU strikes deal with Chinese IPTV player; Gallagher to head up LEIGHTRONIX IPTV

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> Comcast programming arm NBCUniversal (NBCU) has signed a licensing deal with Chinese online TV company Youku to provide content for Youku Premium, which, believe it or not, claims to have "more than 300 million viewers." Article

> Industry veteran Bill Gallagher (of GoBackTV and Aurora Networks fame) has been tabbed to head up the IPTV business for LEIGHRONIX. Not surprisingly, the company also said it would integrate the "GoBackTV by Aurora" suite of headend/CO equipment into the LEIGHTRONIX LuxeVision trade name. Release

> Accedo has been charged with helping Foxtel launch its first connected TV application in Australia on Samsung's Smart TV platform. Article

> In Saudi Arabia, video compression software company Ateme will deliver its Titan platform for IPTV and OTT offerings by Intigral. Article

> South Korean ISP SK Broadband gained 40,998 IPTV customers in June, increasing the total number of IPTV subscribers to 1.19 million. Article

> Nothing's been official--as far as we can determine--but it appears that Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is the leading (only) candidate to become the next permanent CEO after Hulu CEO Jason Kilar said thanks, but no thanks. Article

And finally … in news that wouldn't stop a press if anyone still used one, a study commissioned from Idate by France's national film center reported that professionally produced video accounted for about 89.3 percent of traffic over French fixed broadband networks in 2010. Article