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Eastern taps Alopa's MetaServ; Rogers to launch MLB

Tue, 03/26/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Waterford, Conn.-based Eastern Connecticut Cable TV converted about 2,200 modems to its own system, using Alopa Networks' MetaServ Provisioning Platform. About 55,000 of Eastern's homes passed were left stranded in December, when ExciteAtHome shut down service to the company. Eastern says it watched as 1,390 customers signed on, self-provisioned and attained service in 48 hours. …

Larkspur Hospitality Co. will use a subscriber management system and operation center software system from Tut Systems Inc. in its 16 hotels in California, Oregon and Washington. The Expresso SMS 2000, a subscriber management system, and the Expresso OCS, an operation center software system, provide a service delivery platform that manages broadband communications services with multiple options, the company says. Financial terms were not disclosed. …

Starting April 1, Rogers Cable Inc. says it will carry MLB Extra Innings, a package of up to 750 regular season out-of-market Major League Baseball games. The debut will start with a free week for subscribers, and thereafter, the package is priced at $159.99 for the season or $19.99 for the month, for eight months. …

NDS Group plc appointed Stan Sands as VP of corporate sales. Sands will oversee expansion of NDS' role in the U.S. and European cable markets. He was VP of sales at Scientific-Atlanta, and most recently was VP of sales at Micromuse. …

SeaChange International says it is deploying VOD in 16 Time Warner Cable systems, seven of which are already deployed and nine of which "are on the verge of deployment." The first system deployed HBO subscription VOD in TWC-Austin, Texas, in July 2000. SeaChange did not say which other systems were using its VOD gear.

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