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Broadband Forum adds Broadcom, DT and Huawei execs to board

The Broadband Forum on Tuesday during their quarterly meeting appointed executives from three companies--including Broadcom, Deutsche Telekom, and Huawei--to their board of directors.

Giveaways, online video needed to draw new subs to IPTV

A substantial group of consumers, unhappy with decades of ill treatment by cable operators and not quite ready to leap to satellite, have been easy pickings for IPTV providers. Those salad days are probably over. To get to the next level of subscribers, IPTV providers need a ladder--or maybe a gimmick.

AT&T sweetens U-verse bundle with free gifts

AT&T has adopted an age-old marketing ploy of giving away a free appliance--or in the case of the service provider, connected device--in exchange for getting new subscribers who bundle up on its AT&T U-verse service.

Charter stock jumps 7 percent on report that Liberty Media will buy 25 percent stake

Shares in Charter Communications jumped more than 7 percent Monday after  The Wall Street Journal  reported that Liberty Media may buy a 25 percent stake in the cable MSO.

AT&T bundles free Xbox, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 or Sonos Play 3 with U-verse subscriptions

AT&T began offering U-verse Internet customers the choice of a free Xbox 360, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 Tablet or Sonos Play 3 media player if they add its U-verse TV or voice service to their subscriptions.

BT moves onto thePlatform to drive its IPTV services

It's Microsoft Mediaroom out, Comcast thePlatform in for BT and its IPTV services BT Vision and YouView. The British telco said it will use thePlatform's mpx video publishing system to manage video workflow, coordinate playback data in conjunction with recommendation engines and ensure that households get to see what they pay to see.

Kantar: Comcast ad spending jumped 10 percent in 2012

Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products last year, which was a 10 percent increase compared to 2011, Kantar Media said.

AT&T leaves door open to selling non-core assets amid tower sale speculation

AT&T said it is open to selling some of its non-core assets, which might include wireless towers, after a financial analyst said AT&T is looking to offload its towers in a deal similar to ones that its smaller rivals have made.

AT&T, Verizon DSL price hikes need FCC's attention, says Sen. Blumenthal

Recent moves by AT&T and Verizon to increase their DSL rates has drawn fire from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D.-Conn.), who has asked FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to look more closely at rising broadband rates.

Pakistan's ICH threatens to block long-distance calls after FCC's price order

Pakistan's International Clearing House is taking a retaliatory stance against a recent FCC order that prohibits facilities-based U.S service providers from paying the coalition's higher long-distance termination fees by threatening to block traffic terminated in the country.