Redbox Instant signs Epix; Boston Globe, WBZ an online video combo

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> Redbox Instant by Verizon will use Epix content as part of its Netflix-challenging streaming video launch. Story

> The Boston Globe and TV station WBZ are partnering to provide breaking news and video on TV, in print and online. Story

> New research from IDATE suggests European pay TV operators should be worried because cord cutting is set to arrive there big time in 2013. Story

> Almost a quarter of online brands now embrace online video advertising with 11 percent going exclusively online, Kantar Media says. Story

> Swedish online licensed video service Viaplay is now available to Russian Internet users and owners of Apple mobile products. Story

> Figuring it's never too early to plan an event, Genband said its Perspectives13 Customer and Partner Summit will be held April 29 to May 2, 2013. Press release

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> The increasing influence of online video providers and over-the-top content will lead more IPTV service providers to make it part of their overall offerings, according to the year's top story as determined by FierceIPTV. Story

Cable News

> DirecTV has added more than 30 networks to its DirecTV Everywhere platform, including programming from Showtime, A&E Networks and Viacom's Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. Story

And finally… this is the last issue of FierceOnlineVideo for 2012. Look in your mailbox Jan. 2 for the first edition of the new year. Have a nice holiday and enjoy the break.