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> Net2TV, a Smart TV company backed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, has launched a cloud-based ad-supported video service. Story

> Early results from BSkyB's Sky Go offering indicate that OTT is the way to go in the future, Gareth Capon, product development director of BSkyB, said during the Digital TV Summit 2012 in London. Story

> Microsoft has added apps from Rhapsody, Blip.TV, IGN, LOVEFiLM, RTL XL and TOU.TV to its Xbox content list. Story

> Netflix said it won't pass along the cost of acquiring Walt Disney Co. content. Story

> Speaking of Netflix, FORA.tv has launched a competitive service that delivers pay-per-view and free access to event videos from companies like The New Yorker, the Economist and 92nd Street Y. Story

> Japan's Hulu is offering new customers the chance to pay their subscriptions through their NTT Docomo phone bills. Story

IPTV News

> Pace Plc has confirmed it was part of a group bidding on Google's Motorola Home Business unit with a story in the Financial Times reporting that the set-top box maker has "stepped forward as the first public bidder… setting the stage for a deal that could far exceed the British company's own stock market value." Story

Cable News

> Cox has expanded the number of networks available on its Cox TV Connect app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, while Cablevision said its subscribers can now use their computers anywhere in the United States to access programming from networks owned by Univision. Story

And finally… Google continues to dismantle its Motorola Mobility empire selling manufacturing operations in China and turning over the management of a Brazil-based plant to Flextronics. Story