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Time Warner Cable Selects BigBand's SDV Solution to Free Up Bandwidth for HD VOD, Other Services

--Solution to Be Deployed in Operator's Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas Systems
Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Wednesday that Time Warner Cable plans to deploy its switched digital video (SDV) solution to free up bandwidth for HD VOD, DOCSIS 3.0 and other new service and programming options in its Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas systems. "We have launched SDV in over 20 markets to date and know firsthand that, if we want to deploy new programming options for our customers, SDV is...

Kyte Launches LivePro Add-On, Enabling HD Live Streaming

Broadband and mobile video platform provider, Kyte , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it has launched a new solution, called Kyte LivePro, which it says brings high-definition (1080p), professional-grade live streaming functionality to its platform. According to the company, Kyte LivePro, which is designed to be used in conjunction with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, is an add-on component for the Kyte platform that enables publishers to deliver HD live streaming video...

Amino Wins HD IPTV Set-Top Order from Pioneer, Ports Espial Middleware to its HD Set-Top Range

Cambridge, UK-based IPTV set-top box manufacturer, Amino Communications , said Monday that it has secured a "significant order" for HD set-tops from Oklahoma-based Pioneer Telephone Cooperative . According to the company, the deal sees Pioneer--which offers a 161-channel pay-TV service that can be bundled with various fixed-line, mobile and broadband services--using Amino's A130 and A130M set-tops as part of a major upgrade for its approximately 50,000 customers. According to Amino, although the upgrade comes as...

Verizon FiOS TV to Offer More Premium VOD Programming in HD

Verizon announced Wednesday that it is adding more HD VOD premium programming to its FiOS TV VOD service. According to the company, FiOS TV customers who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax will soon be able to access new HBO and Cinemax HD VOD channels, each offering around 150 hours of programming--more HD VOD programming, Verizon claims, than HBO and Cinemax offer on any other operator's platform. In addition, Verizon says, it is expanding its FiOS...

MHP/tru2way Specialist, Alticast Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC

Korean MHP, tru2way and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Hall 1, Booth 1.C35) for the IBC show in Amsterdam later this week. Among other things, the company plans to unveil what it bills as "the world's first single-middleware, dual-interactive commercialized hybrid receiver," which is powered by its Alticaptor middleware. According to the company, such hybrid receivers "represent the future of broadcasting," enabling viewers to enjoy...

Viasat Selects Pace's TDS855NV Hybrid HD PVR

--Box Features Middleware, CA, PVR and Progressive Download Technology from NDS
UK-based set-top box manufacturer, Pace , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that its long-term customer, Scandinavian/Baltic free and pay-TV operator, Viasat Broadcasting , has selected its TDS855NV hybrid HD PVR. According to the company, the box's hybrid functionality will provide end-users with access to a broader range of programming and services, allowing them to receive content in a variety of different ways and giving them increased control over their TV experience. Pace provided...

EchoStar President Cautious on Prospects for Cable Deployment of its tru2way-Based T2200S HD DVR

--In Response to Cable Operators' Concerns, Box Now Allows Limits on Its Placeshifting Capabilities
In a conference call with financial analysts, Monday, following the company's release of its second-quarter results, EchoStar Technologies president, Mark Jackson, provided a fairly cautious-sounding update on the prospects for a cable deployment of the T2200S, a tru2way-based, "Slingloaded" (note: the latter is a term that has been trademarked by EchoStar to designate its non-Sling Media-branded set-top boxes that offer TV place-shifting and other Sling Media capabilities), multi-tuner HD DVR that has been designed specifically...

Digeo Launches Moxi Mate, Enabling Multi-Room Functionality for its Moxi HD DVR

--Unveils New Moxi Features, Including Grid Guide Viewing Option, SDV, LaCie Drive Compatibility
Paul Allen-owned set-top box vendor, Digeo , on Tuesday launched the Moxi Mate, a companion thin-client device for its flagship Moxi HD DVR that provides the latter with multi-room capabilities. The company bills the new device as a "small, silent set-top box that connects with the Moxi HD DVR over the home network, so users can browse and play back recorded programs in other rooms." The device can also play media files from the home...

Sonic Solutions Unveils CineVision Adaptive HD to Enable Blu-ray-Quality HDTV Over-the-Top

--Will Initially Be Employed to Deliver 1080p HD on Roxio CinemaNow Broadband VOD Service
Sonic Solutions , the digital media company that last year acquired the pioneering broadband VOD service, CinemaNow (it subsequently added " Roxio " to the service's name in order to make its branding consistent with its other products), announced Wednesday that it has developed a solution called CineVision Adaptive HD , which it bills as a "next-generation encoding, multiplexing, streaming and decoding system designed specifically to deliver the highest quality HD video possible to Internet-connected...

AnySource Media in Over-the-Top Deals with GetBack Media, ON Networks

--Company's Connected HDTV OTT Service Slated to Launch Later This Year
AnySource Media , a company that offers an over-the-top-TV technology, called the Connected HDTV Platform, which it says will be embedded in certain new HDTV sets later this year (note: the company has not yet announced any partnerships with TV manufacturers) and will allow viewers to access hundreds of "virtual" on-demand channels "out of the box," announced Thursday that it has signed up two more content partners for its service: GetBack Media (offers programming on...

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