Telstra realigns, cuts 55 jobs; Boston TV station sues Aereo

More IPTV news from around the web:

> Australian service provider Telstra is cutting 55 jobs at its digital media and IPTV division--and creating 25 new ones--as part of a business realignment. Story

> Boston TV station WCVB filed a lawsuit against Aereo alleging that it's violating federal copyright law by rebroadcasting the station's programming without permission. Story

> IPTV and OTT provider KartinaTV is using Amino HD set-top boxes to address global Russian-speaking audiences. Story

> Unfavorable government norms and regulations will stifle India's IPTV business over the next five years due to but OTT video services will experience "extreme growth," the Multimedia Research Group (MRG) has determined. Story

> UPC Romania has asked Romania's National Audiovisual Council (CNA) for permission to launch an IPTV network of 200 TV channels. Story

Cable News

> Comcast said Monday that it launched its cloud-based X1 platform in parts of Florida, including Jacksonville, Sarasota and the Naples area. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon is hoping to convince startup businesses to establish or expand themselves in lower Manhattan by taking part in a new contest where the winner will get FiOS 300/65 Mbps Quantum service for free for one year. Article

And finally … because people can't afford set-top boxes so Russian service provider TransTeleCom (TTC) is slicing its plans to launch IPTV services in small and medium-sized towns and cities. Story