Time Warner Cable's Oceanic division is widening its interactive-TV portfolio with deployment of Navic Networks ' "Settop Data Services" software to support two new applications. Oceanic, which serves 375,000 cable customers in the Hawaiian Islands, has launched Newton, Mass.-based Navic's audience-polling application to its interactive lineup.
Sometimes sports fans just need a fix. TVN Entertainment believes it has found a way to satisfy this need through a video-on-demand deal with ESPN. Although financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, it gives TVN distribution rights to select ESPN content, including SportsCentury Series, college football, college basketball, boxing, X Games and certain games on a time-shifted basis.
Marking its third customer win since making its fiber-to-the-user platform commercially available in July, Alcatel will deploy its 7340 FTTU solution in Chelan County, Wash. The multi-million dollar agreement calls for overbuilder Chelan County Public Utility District to deploy Alcatel's 7340 FTTU solution for a new high-speed optical network in the county.
Copyright 2002 The Deal L.L.C. The Daily Deal…09/17/2002 From Lexis Nexis Lawyers for Global Crossing Ltd. unveiled Monday, Sept. 16, a reorganization plan that targets an exit from bankruptcy protection for the long-haul carrier by early 2003. Global Crossing aims for court approval of the reorganization plan by December, clearing the way for an early-2003 exit from Chapter 11.
Looking to get a bigger slice of the application-layer (SSL) VPN gateway market, Filanet and uRoam have agreed to pool their resources and form one company. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. The companies each offer secure networking products. Specifically, uRoam has developed FirePass, an Internet appliance that provides secure, stable remote access to network resources and des...
Alcatel Optronics expects third-quarter sales to plunge 50 percent sequentially, leaving the optical-network component maker no other choice but to eliminate two-thirds of its staff. Alcatel Optronics, an Alcatel subsidiary, plans to cut 1,050 jobs by mid-2003. After the cuts the company will employ roughly 500 people.
Although many cable and DSL providers are devising plans, including tiered pricing, to convert narrowband users to broadband subscribers, the majority of Americans have not yet warmed up to the Internet at all, let alone broadband, one analysis says. Broadband access is still attracting the upper echelon of Americans, not the mass market.
New Line Television has become the latest content provider to be wooed by iN Demand. Financial terms were not disclosed. The multi-year deal gives iN Demand access to New Line Cinema's library titles and current releases, including all three films in "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy;" "Austin Powers: Goldmember;" "John Q;" "I Am Sam;" "Blade II;" and "Simone.
Cablevision 's Chairman Charles Dolan told the New York Times that the seventh-largest cable operator may look to sell its cable TV systems. The statement sent Cablevision's stock higher. At one point in morning trading the company's shares were rallying, up more than 7 percent. In the Times interview, Dolan said the company may consider shedding its cable assets in New York, especially if AOL ...
Canal+ Technologies Inc. is looking to embrace the next-generation MPEG-4 standard for multimedia content, and is partnering with Envivio on future interactive television projects. Canal+ has agreed to work with the developer of MPEG-4 broadcast and streaming solutions to incorporate MPEG-4 functionality within its MediaHighway middleware in the future.
Looking to ensure its overseas operations continue to be fully funded, WorldCom Inc. has plans to reduce its foreign work force by 2,000. WorldCom EMEA, WorldCom's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, has devised a new business plan that will emphasize "profitability over revenue growth" and consolidate The company will carry out its plan with minimal new infrastructure investment, while ...
AOL Music and AOL Broadband are bringing a little music into the lives of high-speed Internet subscribers through an on-demand concert series. "Broadband Rocks" kicked off on Friday, with new footage, including concert video and behind-the-scenes clips, from a 1995 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert.
Stargus Inc. and Teradyne Inc. have inked a technology licensing deal designed to help cable operators forge a Web-based customer care system and, in turn, reduce costs by cutting unneeded truck rolls and shortening the length and volume of customer support call times. Under terms of the deal, Teradyne will license a portion of Stargus' CableEdge data collection and analysis software suite for ...
Texas Instruments Inc. has its eyes set on the next-generation video market. The chipmaker has introduced its latest digital media processor, the DM642. The processor targets video over IP, video-on-demand, multi-channel digital video recording applications and high-quality video encoding and decoding solutions, according to TI.
Making good on a promise made late last year, SBC Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. have launched a co-branded broadband Internet access service. The CO-branded DSL access service, which is available to customers in SBC's 13-state local service region, offers a personalized homepage, a customizable browser, e-mail, parental controls and spam filters.