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Broadband Briefs for 11/28/07

Wed, 11/28/2007 - 6:50am
CED staff

* TWC San Antonio adds Disney Channel on-Demand
By Traci Patterson

Time Warner Cable San Antonio has added the Disney Channel on-Demand to its digital lineup. Through Dec. 11, the VOD channel will be offered free of charge to TWC customers. Afterward, the channel will be available for an additional $3.99 per month

* Cox celebrates 10th anniversary of triple-play bundle
By Traci Patterson

Cox Communications is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its triple-play bundle this fall. Cox launched residential telephone service in Orange County, Calif., in September 1997, and the MSO launched digital cable a month later. Along with high-speed Internet, which was launched in December 1996, these services created Cox’s three-product bundle of communications services.

Verizon Business boasts Dashboard, eBonding enhancements
By Traci Patterson

Verizon Business’ Customer Center (VBCC) Dashboard - a customized network-monitoring tool that allows customers to view their communications landscape - now features two new enhancements.

The first enables users to track how well Verizon Business’ IP services performed against service level agreement (SLA) standards, and the second, called the LEC/PTT Performance Report, gives customers visibility into Enterprise Trouble Management System tickets referred  to local exchange carriers (LECs) and foreign carriers (or PTTs) for resolution. Verizon Business has also added two eBonding enhancements: an eBonding Implementation Toolkit and a new eBonding Center.

* ICTV relocates headquarters to San Jose
By Traci Patterson

ICTV has relocated its corporate headquarters to downtown San Jose, Calif., making the city the development and business hub of ICTV’s ActiveVideo Distribution Network. ICTV’s corporate, administrative, sales, marketing and engineering positions will also be located in San Jose.

* Broadcom, RaisingSun partner on DTVs for China
By Brian Santo

Broadcom said it is collaborating with RaisingSun Digital Video Technology Company of Shanghai, China. The two are combining the former’s television-on-a-chip platform (BCM3560/BCM3563) and the latter’s iTVware middleware for digital televisions to be sold in China. The Broadcom BCM3560 and BCM3563 are highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) television solutions, designed to enable manufacturers to develop complete lines of affordable TVs in support of analog, high definition, standard definition, and digital cable television programming.

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