Open IPTV Forum expands; Verimatrix enhances Samsung Smart TVs

More news from the world of IPTV.

> The Open IPTV Forum has added five new members, including Canadian companies Espial, Stingway Digital Group, and The Weather Network and MeteoMedia as well as French firm DOTSCREEEN and the U.K.'s Perpetual Solutions. Story

> IPTV content and protection provider Verimatrix is providing advanced security software to Samsung for its smart TVs. Story

> Deutsche Telekom is making its IPTV platform, including about 40 TV channels and VoD, available on mobile devices. Story

> TalkTalk is hiring 500 more service engineers to help with its launch of YouView TV services. Story

> South Korean telecom KT has added 75,000 IPTV subscribers to bring its total number to 3.65 million as of the end of July. Story

> Russian TV operator Rostelecom now has a million IPTV subscribers as part of its overall 6.2 million TV subscriber base. Story

And finally… Dish Network has expanded the DISHWorld IPTV experience it launched in May on the Roku platform to computers. Story