Verizon and Redbox chose Avail-TVN for VOD; Online ad spending up 18%

Wireline news from across the Web:

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> Verizon and Redbox chose Avail-TVN for its VOD movie services. Article

> The European Union, reports Reuters, is considering having companies operating critical infrastructure in banking, energy and stock exchanges report major online attacks and reveal security breaches. Article

> Visionaries discuss the digital services future at the TM Forum's Middle East Summit. Release

Cable News

> TiVo has introduced a new streaming music app from Spotify to compete with competitors that provide DVRs to stream music services from Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. Article

> Nielsen entered into an agreement to purchase Arbitron for $1.26 billion. Article

Online Video News

> Honda has found a way in the U.K. to get consumers excited about its Honda Civic vehicle through automotive videos it has posted on YouTube. Article

And finally… Online ad spending is up 18 percent from a year ago, and hit $9.26 billion in Q3. Article