Broadband Briefs for 03/23/10

Tue, 03/23/2010 - 8:00am

Report: Cablevision to add ESPNU to lineup later this week
By Mike Robuck

A Newsday blogger recently wrote that Cablevision will be adding ABC Disney’s ESPNU in HD and SD later this week.

While there was no confirmation from Cablevision this morning, Newsday is owned by Cablevision. The blogger speculated that the addition of ESPNU was related to the recent retransmission accord between Cablevision and ABC Disney

Concurrent partners with China distributor
By Brian Santo

Concurrent announced a partnership with Potevio, an IT equipment manufacturer and service provider in China. Potevio will offer Concurrent’s multi-screen video delivery and media data and advertising solutions to operators and content providers in China.

Dan Mondor, Concurrent’s president and CEO, said, “Through our partnership with Potevio, we will be able to bring … differentiating services that drive subscriber growth and create new operator revenue opportunities to multi-screen video providers in China.”

Vectra signs with Sigma Systems
By Brian Santo

Vectra, Poland's second-largest triple-play service provider, has selected Sigma Systems' OSS solutions for service fulfillment of its triple-play offerings.

Sigma Systems will supply Vectra with OSS IP service fulfillment solutions, including its Service Management Platform, which will allow Vectra to more efficiently conduct order management, provisioning and activation of triple-play services. The Service Management Platform replaces Vectra's in-house provisioning and activation system.

Vectra delivers residential TV, high-speed broadband and VoIP services to 152 towns and cities across Poland.

More Broadband Direct 3/23/10:
•  Clearwire upping speeds; schedules 7 more markets 
•  Time Warner Cable serves up customer care via Twitter
•  Chinese MSO adds HD using Harmonic gear 
•  Avail-TVN offers 'Watch to Win' with cable operator partners
•  Landline now optional for AT&T triple play
•  Report: IPTV starting to grow in emerging markets
•  Motorola debuts WiMAX VoIP modem
•  Google ends 4 years of censoring the Web for China
•  Google's action angers China, divides Web users
•  Nintendo to launch 3-D version of handheld console
•  Competition missing from broadband plan, some say
•  Play ball: Comcast Hometown Network to show 40 live baseball games
•  Aurora Networks announces customer win in China
•  Broadband Briefs for 03/23/10



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