Sunday, November 18, 2007

Charter Selects BigBand's Switched Digital Video

Charter Communications has selected BigBand Networks' switched digital video (SDV) solution to expand digital TV services in its Los Angeles-area system, including Malibu, Burbank and Glendale. The equipment is being used to expand HDTV and other programming options. Charter is the fifth operator to initiate commercial deployments of BigBand's SDV solution. The five largest cable operators in the U.S. have now selected BigBand's SDV. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Charter is deploying BigBand's switched digital video management server to dynamically direct programming to areas where it is requested. The operator selected BigBand's universal edge QAM -- the BEQ6000 -- to deliver switched programming.