Broadband Briefs for 10/29/08

Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:00am

ABC VOD content now available on FiOS TV
By Traci Patterson

ABC's video-on-demand (VOD) content is now available to Verizon’s FiOS TV customers nationwide.

Customers can watch episodes of ABC series – such as "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty" – one day after their broadcast premieres.  All of the episodes are offered at no additional charge and in high-definition (HD).

The new content joins the FiOS TV VOD library, which offers more than 11,000 titles per month, 70 percent of which are free. FiOS TV subscribers also have access to more than 400 all-digital channels, including 100 HD channels that are already available in some markets.

DivX certifies 3 Broadcom DTV SoC solutions
By Traci Patterson

DivX has announced the high-definition (HD) DivX Certification of three single-chip, digital television (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions – the BCM3548, BCM3549 and BCM3556 – from Broadcom Corp.

"DivX has proven to be a major influencer in bridging the gap between digital video on the PC and consumer electronics," said Dave DiOro, Broadcom's vice president and general manager of digital television. "With the increasing demand for devices that support DivX, such as digital televisions, we are pleased to continue working with DivX in developing solutions that deliver the seamless integration of high-definition video."

Digital televisions based on the latest Broadcom DTV designs give consumers the ability to playback DivX HD digital video across a variety of mediums. Video may be streamed over a wired or wireless home network, or it can be watched via a range of USB-connected devices, such as flash drives, portable media players (PMPs) and external hard drives, the company said.

More Broadband Direct:

• Comcast reports healthy third-quarter earnings

• Cable heads off hasty FCC OK of intercarrier rules

• Suddenlink tunes up VOD with SeaChange, Motorola

• Bright House Networks turns up speed with PowerBoost

• Qwest's Q3 net income drops 93% year-over-year

• Arris revenue upward trajectory

• Another small op files complaint with FCC regarding retrans

• Procera revises DPI system for cable

• Broadband Briefs for 10/29/08


Share This Story

You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.