Redbox CEO sees life in DVDs; Ikoo to launch own video network

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> Redbox Instant by Verizon CEO Shawn Strickland thinks DVDs still have a life and that Netflix made a mistake when it sidelined the business. Story

> Integrated digital marketing solution provider Ikoo said it plans to launch its own video network. Press release

> Online video is becoming a true phenomenon Down Under, where the average fixed line user in Australia now downloads more than 50GB a month. Story

> The "social piece" is integral to online video, Bravo's Lisa Hsia said at a Digital Hollywood panel at CES. Story

> LG has taken the connected experience an extra step and created a "Smart Sound Bar" that it unveiled last week at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Story

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> Google is apparently succeeding in both of its goals in Kansas City, where its Google Fiber broadband service is attracting both attention and subscribers, according to the "Google Fiber Matters: Consumer Demand Study" produced by Ideas & Solutions. Story

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> Time Warner Cable has launched a 75 Mbps high-speed Internet service in Dallas, where it is charging subscribers $90 monthly for the new tier. Story

And finally… Spreecast is banking on the growth of online live video to boost its interactive application. Story