Broadband Briefs for 11/14/07

Wed, 11/14/2007 - 7:35am
CED staff

* Survey: Americans prefer football on HDTVs to being there in person
By Traci Patterson

About 45 percent of Americans would rather watch college and professional football games on an HDTV than in person, according to a recent Motorola survey.

Motorola surveyed 1,009 adults nationwide. Only one in three respondents (or 32 percent) indicated that they would rather watch a college or professional football game in person. And the survey found that more men (51 percent) than women (41 percent) prefer to watch the games on an HDTV.

* SES Americom bringing intl. programming to AT&T’s platforms
By Traci Patterson

AT&T and SES Americom are partnering to supply AT&T’s U-verse TV with international programming via SES Americom’s IP-Prime platform. SES Americom will also provide the programming for AT&T’s broadband and wireless platforms.

IP-Prime receives and encodes video (into the MPEG-4 standard) from any source, formats the content and then distributes it to any media platform.

* Verizon’s FiOS TV service hits Mass., N.Y.
By Traci Patterson

Verizon has introduced its FiOS TV service to consumers in Marshfield, Mass., Malverne, N.Y., parts of the Long Island village of Mill Neck and the Westchester County village of Buchanan.

* Telefonica picks Juniper for NGN core
By Brian Santo

Juniper Networks announced that Telefonica has upgraded its next-generation core IP network in Brazil by deploying Juniper’s T-series core routers. Telefonica is preparing for subscriber and traffic growth, Juniper said, and purchased the T-series systems to support Internet access, corporate VPNs and MPLS.


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