USA Network on FiOS TV Everywhere; BBC kills 3D programming

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> Verizon FiOS, Armstrong, Cablevision, Dish Network, Mediacom and Suddenlink will deliver USA Network on TV Everywhere--but not the network's parent company Comcast. Story

> The BBC won't be developing any more 3D programming--at least for the next three years--after conceding that the format wasn't attracting viewers. Story

> Microsoft's MSN TV will go dark on Sept. 30 after 17 uneventful years. Story

> After five years of planning, Cali, Colombia's municipal telco, has launched its EmcaliTV service. Story

> Added monetization from new pay TV content and IPTV services drove up Astro Malaysia Holdings' ARPU for its current financial year. Story

> As part of a summer promotion, Bulgarian operator Vivacom is giving new IPTV customers 50 percent lower prices and access to a HD package at no extra cost. Story

> Amino Communications said it plans to showcase "a range of enhancements across its IPTV product" line at Caribbean broadband technology event Canto 2013. Press release

> Czech Republic-based IPTV media platform provider Nangu.TV named Jakub Kabourek CEO. Story

> After being acquired by Samsung, Boxee shut down its cloud DVR service as of July 10, blocking customers from accessing their recordings. Story

Cable News

> Shazam said Monday that America Movil invested $40 million in the company, which has built apps that let users with mobile devices identify music and TV shows. Article

Telecom News

> Tech Valley Communications, a growing competitive fiber-based provider focused on the Upstate New York and Northern New England markets with connectivity to Canada, has received a new loan from GE Capital and Webster Bank, which served as a co-lender. Article

And finally … Saudi operator STC now connects over 200,000 customers in 600,000 locations connected to its 6,000-kilometer FTTH grid that delivers up to a gig of bandwidth for IPTV, VOD and other telecommunications activities. Story