Small transcoding players appear to have edge with MSOs; Hickory Tech earnings up 8%

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> Small, specialist video vendors appear to be winning the bulk of early transcoding deals, as major MSOs start to trial and deploy apps that ship live TV signals to tablets and PCs. Article

> Hickory Tech reported earnings for the first quarter of $2.3 million, up 8 percent over the comparable quarter last year. Release

> Startup online video editing platform WeVideo, which started out its life as an educational tool for school children in Europe, has landed $19.2 million in a Series A funding round. Article

> A slow start and a soft European market cost Harmonic in the first quarter of 2012. Article

> China Telecom selects Telairity for nationwide IPTV system. Article

> Netgear is looking into the possibility of entering the Russian IPTV and OTT set-top box market. Article

> Agama selected for IPTV quality assurance by two Latin American telcos. Release

And finally... A woman charged with DUI after her car slammed through a Connecticut liquor store is blaming it all on NyQuil and Armor All. Article

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