Cablevision Ethernet service targets media market

Thu, 08/30/2007 - 8:55am
Brian Santo

Cablevision Systems’ Optimum Lightpath operation has begun a new transport service aimed directly at any business that needs to transmit broadcast-quality video.

Called Broadcast Video Transport (BVT), the service carries video on Optimum Lightpath's Metro Ethernet network. It is aimed at media companies, including production facilities, broadcasters, television stations, content distributors and enterprises that have high-resolution broadcast quality video requirements.

The service supports compressed, uncompressed, analog, digital, and high-definition video applications, Cablevision said. BVT has MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification. Features include dedicated access termination; guaranteed bandwidth; quality of service; and network path protection with <50 ms resiliency.


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