News of Note—TiVo, Fidelity, DirecTV and more

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> TiVo is sunsetting the standalone Fan TV app for mobile devices and the web, as many of the search and recommendation capabilities housed there have been integrated into the new TiVo Experience 4 platform for retail devices and its MVPD partnerships.  Multichannel News story

>  A small cable company named Fidelity Communications has been caught covertly attacking community run broadband efforts in the Midwest. DSLReports story

> French pay TV provider Canal+ has secured distribution of its pay TV channels Canal+ International and CNews on the DirecTV platform in the U.S. Digital TV Europe story

> Described as one of the biggest IT projects ever undertaken by the U.S. telecom industry, the nation’s commercial number portability services yesterday began moving from previous vendor Neustar to new vendor iconectiv. And “it went great,” said Kathy Timko, head of local number portability administration at iconectiv, in an interview this morning. FierceWireless story'

> CenturyLink, Ciena, Cisco and other vendors have advanced a new effort related to the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework by releasing two new specifications focused on orchestration of MEF 3.0 connectivity services over multiple network technology domains. FierceTelecom story

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