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> Digital video solutions provider VITEC is providing its end-to-end IPTV video streaming technology to Mazda Raceway for the Red Bull United States Grand Prix for Low Latency streaming, for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Press release

> Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming service launched on Roku set-top boxes. Story

> Rovi has signed a multi-year agreement to license its interactive program guide for the U-verse "TV Everywhere" online and mobile platforms. Press release.

> TDS Telecom has closed its $267.5 million acquisition of Alamogordo, N.M.-based Baja Broadband, gaining 71,000 video subscribers in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah and 278 employees. Story

> More than 230 million set-top boxes may ship in 2013, demonstrating growing demand for the products in China and India, says Multimedia Research Group. Press release

> DVR problems led Hamilton County Communications to switch to Innovative Solutions' APMAX middleware, according to the Illinois-based telephone cooperative's IPTV administrator. Press release

> BBC's governing body, BBC Trust, launched a review into BBC's involvement in broadband TV service YouView and whether it has impacted on other public service broadcasters' decisions about making their content available to other platforms. Story

> Internet television provider FilmOn.com will stream an international version of its channel globally as part of a deal with Spanish state broadcaster TVE. Story

Cable TV News

> Cable One parent company The Washington Post Co. said late Monday that it agreed to sell its newspaper business to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, but that its cable systems and TV stations aren't included in the deal. Article

Telecom News

> Maryland's Carroll County is the latest municipality to build their own middle mile fiber network, which according to a Baltimore Sun article will be completed by the end of this month. Article

And finally... It is expected that 70 percent of all new TV sets sold before the end of the year in Germany will be "smart TVs" compared to 47 percent in 2012. Story