Next3D, Turner expand stereoscopic relationship; FCC revamps website

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> Next3D and Turner Broadcasting have taken the next step in their 3D TV relationship, collaborating to deploy three-dimensional technology for live events aimed at the home audience. News release.

> Trying to look hip to its technology followers, the FCC has unveiled a beta version of its website designed to "keep up with the pace of the Internet." Story.

> It's not exactly a "blockbuster" deal (pun intended) but MetaSwitch Networks has enhanced its product portfolio by acquiring Norwegian company Colibria. News release.

> Even as it's being stalked by Liberty Global, Ziggo, the biggest cable operator in the Netherlands, wants to raise as much as $2.1 billion in an IPO. Story.

> When it comes to money there apparently are no bad guys. How else to explain the news that Time Warner Cable is selling local ad inventory on the AT&T U-Verse TV service? Story.

> In unrelated but noteworthy people news, SureWest Communications COO Fred Arcuri is retiring; Joseph Euteneuer is aboard as Sprint's new CFO; and CableLabs' senior architect Amol Bhagwat has joined the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) board of directors.

> Invision has made its software Canoe-ready to support interactive TV sales. Story.

And finally ... if Dish Network subscribers aren't interested in what Blockbuster might offer, they can always partake of Epix's 3,000 movies on the Web. Story.

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