Report says global STB market flat in 2010; AT&T looks to wireless customers for U-verse growth

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> Royals watchers who have been counting down the days until Britain's Prince William marries Kate Middleton April 29 just got some good news: The Royal Wedding will be streamed live on YouTube. Article

> AT&T is looking to its wireless customers to help build its U-verse TV business, offering $270 in savings to wireless subs who sign up for the IPTV service. Article

> A new report says the set-top box market remains influx with sales volume remaining relatively flat in 2010, while revenues increased 7.5 percent, from $5.3 billion to $5.7 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to a year earlier. Article

> Rural Montana telco Ronan Telephone Co., which in September landed a $13.7 million Broadband Stimulus award, has hired South Dakota-based Innovative Systems to deliver IPTV middleware for their new video system that will serve subscribers in western Montana. Article

> A new report says Internet connected devices shipped through 2016 could total more than 3 billion, with a compound annual growth rate expected to hover near 21 percent. Article

> Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is leveraging its DOCSIS 3.0 technology, making a 105 Mbps high-speed Internet tier available to more than 40 million homes in a handful of major markets. Article

> LAS VEGAS--The good news: A new study finds that consumer awareness of 3D TV finally is beginning to perk up. And the bad? Potential buyers still have too many reasons not to buy it. Article

> Cloud-based video encoder startup Zencoder has landed $2 million in funding, which the company said will be used to accelerate Zencoder's growth and technology development. Article

And finally... Verizon's FiOS TV subscribers can now enjoy on-demand access to free high-quality, independent films from the comfort of their homes, thanks to the rollout of Openfilm, an online video technology and content delivery platform serving the indie film market. Release

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