Viacom CEO says TV Everywhere has a long way to go; Akamai completes acquisition of Cotendo

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> Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman isn't buying into the talk that TV Everywhere is gaining traction among pay-TV providers...at least not yet, anyway. Article

> Cable networks Epix and ABC Family each announced iOS apps that let iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users watch fresh episodes of their shows. For both networks, these offerings will compete directly with distribution agreements forged with subscription streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Article

> Akamai Technologies has completed its acquisition of Cotendo, a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, Calif. that offers an integrated suite of Web and mobile acceleration services. Article

> As NYC streaming service Aereo (with heavyweight investors such as Barry Diller on board) rolls toward its March 14, 2012, NYC debut, the brakes have hit with lawsuits from PBS, Fox and Univision, as well as a terse statement from NAB. Article

> AT&T is continuing its U-verse buildout in Kansas City, and it has found a way to help subsidize the cost: Google. Article

> Liberty Global will start rolling out Horizon in the second quarter and introduce the service in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Ireland this year, according to the company's CEO Mike Fries. Article

> blinkx, the advanced video search engine, has formed a partnership with sports media group Perform, owner of one of the largest digital sports rights portfolios in the world. Article

> The TumTiki.com's over-the-top service has announced that it now offers over 1 million different videos of professionally produced content, including over 90,000 TV episodes and 110,000 movies. Article

And finally... An adopted cat turned out to be the pick of the litter after it saved its owner from a diabetic seizure. Article

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