Telco TV subscribers embracing TV Everywhere; U-verse eyes Hattiesburg, Miss.

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> Subscribers to telco TV services are the most likely to access multiscreen (TV Everywhere) services, with nearly a third of all households accessing the services by the end of 2013, according to ABI Research. Press release

> Hattiesburg, Miss. could be next in line for U-verse after AT&T Mississippi representatives laid out a proposal before the city council. Story

> Multiscreen technology vendor Elemental Technologies and Finland-based technology company Teleste have partnered to power Teleste's Optimo OTT solution. Story

> AT&T is offering an up to $150 promotional card for new customers who select a combination of U-Verse TV, Internet and voice service. Story

> Vodafone's putting German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland on its the IPTV platform starting in August. Story

> Armenian fixed and mobile operator ArmenTel will be launching IPTV service 'as soon as possible', according to its incoming CEO Andrei Pyatakhin. Story

Cable News

> A look at the disparate approaches rivals Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Wave Broadband take in San Francisco to let subscribers watch Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) content on TV demonstrates how some pay TV providers are embracing Internet video to win customers. Article

Telecom News

> Fibertech Networks, a competitive fiber-centric provider serving businesses in the eastern and central United States, has added over 850 miles of fiber to its network in Connecticut, giving it over 3,500 of its own fiber route miles in the state. The provider's service reach has sparked some speculation as to whether it will become an acquisition target as the market consolidates. Article

And finally … Disney/ABC Television Group is expanding its Watch ABC TV Everywhere derivative service to Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham on top of New York and Philadelphia as part of an agreement the carrier signed with AT&T U-verse along with more traditional cable operators. Story