Verizon tacks on RSN fee; Japan sees 4k broadcasts starting in 2014

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> Service providers with extensive HD lineups should be prepared for the next hurdle to happen as soon as next year, when Japan starts 4k transmissions. Story

> Verizon has added a $2.42 monthly fee for regional sports networks on its FiOS TV network. Story

> There are more reasons than increased sports fees when it comes to rising MVPD prices, according to SNL Kagan analyst Derek Baine. Story

> Caribbean player Columbus International has tapped SeaWell Networks to support its latest IPTV developments marketed under the Flow brand. Story

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> Buried amid Apple's i-centric fourth quarter earnings results--as in iPod, iPhone and iPad--was a mention of something that is becoming perhaps a little more than a "hobby" but less than a full-on assault for the Silicon Valley company. Story

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> Cisco announced it is selling its Linksys home networking business to Belkin, marking the vendor's last move out of the consumer segment. Story

And finally… Vision247 has opened new offices in Dubai to target emerging markets with IPTV and OTT. Press release