Broadband Briefs for 11/07/07
* Cablevision adds CNN HD to lineup
By Brian Santo
Cablevision Systems will begin transmitting CNN HD to its subscribers. Cablevision said CNN HD is its 42nd HD channel in its lineup of HD programming.
“We are pleased to add CNN HD to our high-definition line-up, which has nearly doubled in size over the last year," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "More and better HD programming, without the extra fees our competitors charge customers to see HD, is a defining element of our iO TV digital cable service, and our robust fiber optic network allows Cablevision to offer this expanding array of high-definition programming to our more than 800,000 HD customers.”
* Former Nortel exec named Camiant’s CEO
By Traci Patterson
Camiant has named telecom vet Steve Slattery as president and CEO of the company.
Slattery, who most recently led Nortel Networks' Enterprise Solutions business unit, will continue Camiant's momentum in the policy server market, the company said.
Camiant is increasing its focus on next-gen broadband IP networks and emerging wireless platforms that demand increased performance in the delivery of multimedia content and applications.
“Steve's appointment underscores Camiant's commitment to serving top-tier customers around the world, and accelerating the growth of the company as multimedia applications and mobile convergence plays a critical role across market segments,” said Ed Anderson, managing partner of North Bridge Venture Partners and a member of Camiant’s board of directors. “His prominence in the field of mobility, and his demonstrated ability to translate technology innovation into large-scale business, dovetails perfectly with Camiant's rising profile in the broadband sector.”
Previously, Slattery served as president of Nortel's Carrier Packet Networks organization, which encompassed the company's Ethernet, optical, and wireline voice and data portfolios. He is also recognized for establishing Nortel as a vendor for Verizon Wireless, Sprint and other mobile operators for the rollout of their respective 3G infrastructures.