Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cablevision Deploys BigBand's Switched Video

Cablevision is using BigBand Networks' Switched Broadcast technology to deliver nine new, in-language programming services, featuring dozens of international channels from around the world, to customers across its entire service area. The installation is described as the largest-ever switched broadcast deployment in a single cable system. Financial terms were not disclosed.

BigBand noted that the current practice of filling the entire spectrum with live broadcast programming at all times has recently been supplemented by more video switching. With switched broadcast, digital television programs are dynamically directed to those areas in which subscribers are actively requesting them, so that only those programs being watched consume bandwidth in any given area.


  • BigBand Networks counts nine of the top ten U.S. cable operators as customers.

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