Broadband Briefs for 5/29/07
* BigBand’s bigwigs are finalists for entrepreneurial award
BigBand Networks Inc.’s CEO, Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, and CTO, Ran Oz, are finalists for the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the northern California region.
In 1998, Bassan-Eskenazi and Oz co-founded BigBand, and since then, they have focused on developing technologies that allow broadband service providers to move, manage and monetize video, the company said. The award winners will be announced June 29.
* Thomson hits 1M DirecTV STB mark
Thomson has delivered its one-millionth HD set-top box (STB) to DirecTV. The HD and HD-DVR STB platforms developed by Thomson feature MPEG-4 advanced compression decoding functionality.