During a special session ostensibly called to take care of pressing school and tax legislation, the Texas State Senate passed a hotly contested bill eliminating local franchise requirements for telcos to enter video markets – instead allowing for a single statewide franchise. The bill has pitted Verizon and SBC against cable operators that are fighting to delay the onslaught of IPTV in any way they can. Read More here
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Friday, 19 August 2005
SBC Awards Contracts to Build IPTV Devices
PC Magazine - USA
By Bary Alyssa Johnson. Motorola Inc. and Scientific Atlanta Inc. will create the IPTV set-top boxes to give SBC Communications Inc. ...

Interactive services key to early IPTV success
Telecom Paper (subscription) - Houten,Netherlands
... as voting on game shows, targeted advertising, and gaming, who total 27 percent of all US households, represent a lucrative early market for IPTV services and ...

IPTV Franchise Bill's Fate Hinges On Texas Hold'em
Telecomweb - USA
Texas' Republican Governor Rick Perry looks to be playing the political version of Texas Hold'em, with the fate of a statewide IPTV franchise bill already ...

PCCW Soars On IPTV Growth
Telecomweb - USA
... by over 40 percent, and the net was up by 25 percent, in half-year results closely watched globally because of the carriers' leading edge deployment of IPTV. ...

Amino expands to cope with US growth
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
... IPTV is becoming hugely popular, with sales taking off over the past year, and Amino, which floated in June 2004, winning orders worth £23.5m for the six ...

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