Pittsburgh audit says Comcast withheld $150K; BT television fields most consumer complaints

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> Auditors in Pittsburgh claim Comcast withheld $150,000 it should have paid to the city two years ago but a Comcast spokesman said the money was used to equip city buildings with Internet, TV and other communications. Story

> BT TV received the most complaints about its service according to fourth quarter 2013 statistics compile by U.K. broadcast regulator Ofcom. Story

> Local cable TV subscribers in Payson, Ariz. will see their monthly bills go up about a buck thanks a cable TV franchise fee instituted by the city council. Story

> Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus pocketed $2.19 million by selling 16,000 shares of company stock on the open market at $137.29 a share. Story

> Verizon FiOS is offering over 90 full TV show seasons and over 2,300 movie titles as part of its annual on demand marathon to encourage subscribes to use on-demand services. Story

> Latvian Lattelecom has added Ukrainian channel around-the-clock news Espreso TV to its IPTV line-up. Story

Online Video News

> Aereo filed a response brief with the Supreme Court on Wednesday and warned of "chilling consequences" should broadcasters prevail in the copyright suit against the online video provider. Story

Telecom News

> Verizon is opening a R&D center in Palo Alto, Calif., to focus on data analytics development. Story

And finally … India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked IPTV operators for a self-certified declaration covering issues such as the license or registration under which IPTV service is proposed, the launch date, the area being covered and the details of the network infrastructure. Story

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