CMC releases ‘HITS Broadband’ service
The Comcast Media Center (CMC) has launched “HITS Broadband,” which will provide cable operators with an alternative to IP connectivity and give them the ability to tack on additional advanced services that will be supported by the CMC.
“By tapping into Comcast’s terrestrial fiber capabilities, the CMC can provide a cost-effective alternative to cable MSOs for addressing their IP connectivity needs,” said Gary Traver, SVP and COO for CMC. “This is becoming increasingly important as the industry moves toward an IP-based operating environment.”
The CMC, in conjunction with its industry partners, is expanding the capabilities of its content management services to support the deployment of IP-based applications, including those that will ride on the tru2way platform, the company said. And the added capabilities will allow HITS Quantum affiliates to shift much of the investment required for managing advanced applications to the CMC’s centralized solution.
In January, the CMC revamped its HITS platform by signing an agreement with SES Americom (story here). And earlier this month, the two companies expanded their relationship with a multi-year, multi-transponder contract (story here).
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