Taboola raises $15 million; Tesco starts online video service

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> Content distribution and monetization platform Taboola has completed a $15 million funding round. Press release

> Multinational retailer Tesco has introduced a free on-demand TV service that allows loyalty customers the opportunity to watch shows and films online. Story

> "House of Cards" is standing tall for Netflix, according to a survey by Cowen & Company. Story

> Penn State has unveiled online video counseling for its Altoona campus students. Press release

> Online video consumption rose by 45 percent in France in 2012. Story

IPTV News

> Optical access solutions provider Aurora Networks is acquiring Harmonic's optical transmission equipment business for $46 million in a deal which Aurora says will increase its "market share lead in the optical transport market by significantly increasing its installed base for next-generation service-providing products and creating long-term strategic growth opportunities." Story

Cable News

> Online education startup Quad Learning said Comcast is among the investors that participated in its $11 million Series A funding round last week. Story

And finally… The third annual Streamy awards for original online video drew a list of nominees from both new and old media. Story

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