Verizon offers BTN2Go to FiOS TV subs; HBO Go available on Samsung smart TVs

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> Verizon and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that Verizon will begin offering BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, to its FiOS TV subscribers. Article

> President of the Open IPTV Forum, Dr Nilo Mitra and Idrakas Dadašovas, CEO, Penki Kontinentai will keynote an open day of OIPF presentations and discussion on 9 March in Vilnius, LIthuania. Release

> HBO's "TV Everywhere" service is now available on Samsung's Internet-connected HDTVs -- but customers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable can't access the feature today. Article

> Verizon plans to drop anime channel Funimation and Bridges TV from its FiOS TV lineup on March 15, according to a notification it sent to subscribers on Wednesday. Article

> Verizon invested more than $373 million in its Florida wireline communications networks and IT infrastructure in 2011. Article

> Private broadcaster SBS has said it will be the first Dutch broadcaster to adopt HbbTV as its standard for hybrid connectivity, planning to launch in the second quarter of 2012. German-owned pay TV operator RTL, and the country's national broadcaster NPO are expected to follow soon. Article

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