Vevo pushing into Germany without YouTube; Another Apple TV expected

Quick news from across the Web.

> Vevo is getting ready to launch in Germany, and for the first time it won't have YouTube as a partner. Story (sub. req.)

> Some expect Apple to introduce a new version of its Apple TV next week. Story

> The pay-TV industry shrank by about 217,000 households during the second quarter. Story

> Hillcrest's motion control and gesture control technology is to be built into Hisense smart TVs and set tops. Press release

Wireless news

> Verizon's $130 billion deal for Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless means expansion into Canada is off the table. Story

Mobile Content news

> Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion but will continue to license its operating system to other manufacturers. Story

And finally... Netflix and Amazon are leading a boom in original online TV production. But for the producers of those shows, digital distribution is jus the beginning of what they hope is a long life in syndication and other sales channels. Story

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