Broadband Briefs for 3/09/10

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 7:00am

Cablevision promotes Rosenblum
By CED staff

Cablevision has promoted Lisa Rosenblum to executive vice president of government and public affairs. Rosenblum will continue to serve as Cablevision’s chief government affairs executive and strategist, overseeing all legislative, regulatory and public affairs matters companywide.

She is responsible for directing Cablevision’s local, state and federal government relations, as well as all legislative, regulatory and policy matters for the company’s business units, including Cablevision’s Optimum-branded digital video, voice and high-speed Internet services and its Optimum Lightpath commercial telecommunications services.

Rosenblum joined Cablevision in 1996 as senior vice president of regulatory and legal affairs, focusing on the regulatory framework to facilitate entry into the business and residential telephone and data market. More recently, she served as senior vice president of government and education, overseeing legislative and regulatory strategy development and advocacy for Cablevision’s businesses.

Verimatrix names former Moto exec CTO
By CED staff

Verimatrix has appointed former Motorola exec Petr Peterka as the company’s new chief technology officer. He succeeds Bob Kulakowski, an original founder of Verimatrix who will remain a shareholder and an adviser to the company.

Peterka was a distinguished member of the technical staff in the CTO’s office for Motorola’s Home and Networks Mobility team. His background includes experience with conditional access and digital rights management systems, including work on platforms combining IPTV, DVB-H, the iPhone and Android.

Peterka has also been active with standards organizations including DECE, DLNA CPS, ATIS, SMPTE, Coral, DVB, ITU-T and others, and he has worked with CableLabs and the MPAA on content security issues.

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•  Verizon boasts trial LTE speeds
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•  Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs; Sony's due out in June
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