nCUBE inks pair of cable deals for VOD

Tue, 02/17/2004 - 7:00pm
Karen Brown

nCUBE Corp. continues to rack up customers for its video-on-demand delivery systems, pulling down two contracts this week with cable operators.

nCUBE also has pulled down a contract with Bresnan Communications to provide its first stab at video-on-demand service, set to start in Cheyenne, Wyoming this quarter.

nCUBE will supply Bresnan with its nABLE interactive management software and on-demand video servers to power its Bresnan OnDemand service. The MSO serves about 314,000 customers in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah.

"nCUBE provided us with unmatched storage and delivery capabilities that will support our on-demand offering as it grows, without hidden storage costs or duplication of content," said Shawn Fisher, Bresnan's director of advanced services, in a release. "We also believe nCUBE's unique combination of on-demand management and technical business tools will be a tremendous advantage for Bresnan in this highly competitive market."

Meanwhile, Seattle-area cabler Wave Broadband also announced it will use nCUBE's video-on-demand delivery system to serve some 25,000 subscribers in Port Orchard, Wash. by this summer. The service will offer movies and basic programming.

Wave has plans to expand the VOD offerings to its Seattle-area systems and to use the system to add high-definition and network-based digital video recording services as well, according to a company release. Wave has about 63,000 cable and high-speed Internet users in its Seattle-area footprint.


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