News In Brief: BT, Virgin Media, France Telecom, AirTies

UK retailers risk missing a wave of consumer demand for more innovative shopping experiences by pumping technology investment into cost cutting rather than customer initiatives, BT claims.
Virgin Media’s 100Mbps cable broadband service is now available to a million homes in the UK.
France Telecom subsidiary Viaccess is supplying its content protection and rights management product to Russian satellite TV broadcaster NTV-Plus, to cover new IPTV services from the firm.
AirTies has deployed Access’ NetFront as its de-facto Digital Living Network Alliance software to handle file sharing on its media gateways and set-top boxes.