Broadband Briefs for 10/03/07
* Harmonic adds board member
By Traci Patterson
Harmonic Inc. has appointed Patrick Gallagher to the company’s board of directors. Gallagher also serves on the board at Gentronics and is VP of the board at Golden Telecom.
During his 17-year tenure at British Telecom, Gallagher held several senior management positions - including group director of strategy and development and president of BT Europe - and was a member of the BT executive committee. He has also served as co/vice chairman and CEO at Flag Telecom.
* TiVo International promotes exec
By Traci Patterson
TiVo Inc. has promoted Joshua Danovitz to VP and GM of TiVo International. Danovitz joined TiVo in 2004 as GM of TiVo International, developing TiVo's overseas strategy and creating cross-border partnerships.
“Joshua has played a critical role in the development and execution of our international strategy, initially forging our partnerships in Mexico and Australia,” said Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo. “This strategy creates a clear path to develop opportunities with international service providers and broadcasters to extend TiVo's reach into key markets around the world.”
* Network engineering expert joins Aurora
By Brian Santo
Aurora Networks expanded its sales team with network engineering expert James “Doug” Weiss, who Aurora named director of national accounts, responsible for overseeing the sales and service activities for Comcast’s East Coast systems.
Weiss spent 14 of the last 18 years optimizing networks for Comcast Cable, most recently holding the position of senior director of network engineering. During his tenure, Weiss engineered Converged Regional Area Networks (CRANs) in major metropolitan markets throughout the country, enhanced network architecture and managed bandwidth capacity to support the deployment of advanced services, and designed headends and hub sites.
* Intel joins MoCA
By Mike Robuck
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) announced today that Intel has joined as a contributing member. (MoCA) is an open, industry-driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology is designed to provide the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products.
"Intel has been instrumental in driving the development and establishment of standards in home connectivity," said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA, in a statement. "Their membership further demonstrates MoCA's growth as the smart way to distribute high definition video in and around the home."