Patriot Media taps BigBand for HDTV support
Patriot Media will deploy BigBand Networks' flagship Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) to support high-definition television services.
Patriot will tap the platform to maintain video quality and control channel lineups as it rolls out HD programming to 32 New Jersey communities. The BMR also enables Patriot to extract PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) data, which contains information tied to channel branding, closed captioning and parental controls, and regenerate the information for carriage by the cable plant.
Patriot currently offers more than 10 live HD networks, including local off-air broadcasting and premium channels.