Russians say 'Da' to Verimatrix; ESPN goes mobile with Android

More news from Fierce:

> Verimatrix is deploying its Video Content Authority System on Russian satellite broadcaster's NTV-PLUS wholesale network to secure video for its IPTV service via local broadband network operators. Article

> ESPN is making live programming from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 available to users of Android devices, as long as they're subscribers to that content through Time Warner Cable, Bright House or Verizon FiOS TV.  Article

> Building IPTV specialist Exterity is planning for continued expansion through the year, opening an office in Dubai's Internet City and launching German operations this month. Article

> Sony's troubled PlayStation Network and Qriocity entertainment network remain down with Sony saying it still had no idea when the network would be back online. Article

> Despite the exploding popularity of online video, a new study suggests that the future of news only has a small online video component. Article

> Content delivery network Highwinds is rolling out the newest iteration of its StrikeTracker console this week at Streaming Media East. Article

> Remember when business flying meant catching up on your reading? Well, American Airlines is about to make that work focus fade a bit as it launched streaming video on flights this summer. Article

And finally... A Chicago man said he used his four-foot-long alligator to attract women. Article