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Sony Shutters 20 Stores, Axes 1000 Jobs

Sony Electronics announced restructuring plans that will see the company close 20 of its U.S. Sony Stores and cut 1,000 jobs.

Americans Hungry for Pay-TV Services

Parks Associates announced it reckons that over 103 million U.S. households will subscribe to pay-TV services by end of 2014.

Connecting TVs Gets Serious

The NPD Group announced it reckons that there will be a little over two hundred million Internet-capable TVs and related devices in U.S. homes by 2015.

Black Friday CE Sales Increase 10 Percent

The NPD Group announced it reckons that U.S. consumer electronics sales, both online and in retail stores, increased double digits during Black Friday week.

Nintendo Wii mini Coming to America

Nintendo announced that it is launching its Wii mini video game console in the U.S. for $99.99.

US Flat Panel Television Sales Disappoint

IHS Inc. announced it expects that shipments of flat panel televisions in the United States will decline by 7% in the second-half of 2013.

SENSIO Rolling Out 3DGO! VOD Service

SENSIO Technologies announced that its 3DGO! Video-On-Demand (VOD) service for Connected and Smart 3DTVs is now rolling out to consumers in the United States.

US TVs Get Connected

The Diffusion Group announced it reckons that 56% of all US broadband households have at least one TV connected to the Internet.

US IPTV Growth Slows in Q4

IHS announced it reckons that the growth of the U.S. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market continued to decelerate in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Netflix and Disney Ink Streaming Deal

Netflix announced that it has signed a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios.

Crackle Launches PlayStation 3 App

Crackle announced a new application that makes it video programming more easily accessible to PlayStation 3 users in the United States and Canada.

IPTV Continues to Gain Traction

Parks Associates announced it forecasts that the number of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) subscribers in the U.S. will rise from 8.8 million in 2011 to 18.6 million in 2017.

DMCA Exemption for DVD Remixes

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) announced that it has successfully obtained a DMCA exemption from the Librarian of Congress allowing noncommercial remix makers to use short clips from DVDs.

GSA Contract Extension for Microtech Systems

Microtech Systems announced the five year extension of its General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract.

3D Display Sales On the Rise

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced it forecasts that the overall consumer electronics industry in the U.S. will grow by almost 6% this year and sales of 3D-enabled displays will reach 5.6 million units, up 104% year-over-year.