Cox travels 'MediaPath' with N2 Broadband
N2 Broadband said Cox Communications will deploy its MediaPath platform to securely distribute on-demand content in support of the MSO's video-on-demand deployments.
To date, Cox has launched its "Entertainment-On-Demand" (EOD) product in three markets: Hampton Roads, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; and, most recently, Oklahoma City, Okla. Concurrent Computer Corp. is Cox's primary VOD system and server vendor in those markets. Cox is also expected to launch EOD in Las Vegas sometime this year.
N2's MediaPath platform is designed to distribute media assets ranging from traditional movies to subscription VOD, "free" on-demand fare and interactive ads. It can combine content from direct sources as well as from content aggregators such as In Demand, the company added.
N2 said MediaPath currently supports 450 commercial deployments, and distributes and manages content from providers such as HBO, Starz Encore Group and Global Digital Media Xchange Inc., among others.