Telstra tightening up IPTV division; Consorteum Holdings partners with KO Entertainment

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> Telstra is reviewing its digital media and IPTV division as it attempts to simplify operations. Story

> Nevada-based Consorteum Holdings is partnering with KO Entertainment, Inc. to distribute "entertainment and media products." Press release

> Slovak IPTV operator Swan is reportedly preparing to introduce a new set-top box that supports USB and DLNA connectivity. Story

> Ukrainian cable operator Volia has introduced an IPTV service called Volia Smart HD. Story

> Movistar has launched an IPTV service promotion for one-third its standard price through the end of august. Story

Wireless News

> Dish Network's surprise $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel may spark a bidding war between Dish and Japan's SoftBank over the United States' third-largest wireless carrier. Full article.

Cable News

> Frontier  said it will charge $14.99 monthly for a 24-hour customer support service focused on helping subscribers fix problems ranging from issues with WiFi routers to viruses on their computers. Full article

And finally … the European Commission (EC) has given Liberty Global the go-ahead to purchase Virgin Media for $22.5 billion. Story