Never mind the tropical breezes. Miami Beach, Fla. Charter subscribers will be inside trying out their new i-TV digital services from Wink Communications. According to Charter, which is the fourth largest MSO with more than six million subs, the company is the first in South Florida to offer i-TV in conjunction with Wink.
Rant Technology and Concurrent Computer have blended their two technologies and created an end-to-end system solution for content delivery from film and advertising studios to service providers over satellite and terrestrial networks. Concurrent has cobbled its MediaHawk video server with Rant's Digital Asset Management System.
MetaTV and ad agency-extraordinaire J. Walter Thompson have put their talents together and created a TV-centric interactive platform for Ford Motor Company's website. MetaTV capitalized on the back-end infrastructure of Ford's existing website and transformed its content into enhanced, TV-centric designs for the AT&T Digital Cable Network using the WorldGate headend systems.
WorldGate subscribers will soon have better online shopping opportunities. Commerce.TV 's data processing network, CoreTVnet, will contribute its t-commerce features to WorldGate subs using advanced digital set-top boxes. The combination of Commerce.TV and WorldGate services is expected to spark subscriber interest even further in online shopping and pump up cable operators' revenue streams.
VeriSign, a Internet trust services provider, will be the gatekeeper of CableLabs Root Certificate Authority. The Root Certificate Authority establishes the hierarchy to use digital certificates securing cable modems across the industry. This implements the cable modem security provisions detailed in CableLabs' DOCSIS 1.
SuperCable Venezuela, that country's largest MSO, is deploying Motorola's interactive digital cable platform in its new cable system in Bogota, Colombia. This is the first all-digital cable TV system of its kind in Latin America. The system is already in use in Caracas, Venezuela. SuperCable will offer digital video and digital audio services using Motorola's DCT line of digital set-top termina...
Just when you thought it couldn't get any faster, Broadcom has come up with BCM5840, which is, according to Broadcom, the world's first single-chip 2.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) IP security processor. The BCM5840 is designed specifically for Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), eliminating bottlenecks by delivering security encryption and authentications at super fast speeds over the Internet.
Royal Philips Electronics is expecting great things from Modem Media. Modem Media, which provides Internet strategies, will be a global partner for Web applications development and designer for two of Philips' major business divisions: Consumer Electronics (PCE) and Domestic Appliances and Personal Care (DAP).
Are you losing faith in the ancient weatherman your local station has kept around since you were watching Captain Kangaroo? Get online instead. Intellicast.com and Time Warner Cable have launched Broadband Weather, a new online service that delivers sophisticated weather information especially suited for high-speed Internet access because of the types of graphics and images the service offers.
Before MediaOne Group was swallowed by AT&T, their tagline was, "This is Broadband. This is the way." Consumer use seems to indicate the company was right. Excite@Home conducted a study which shows that broadband users are more highly educated, earn more money and have more Internet experience than those who access the Internet via dial-up connections.
Business to Business Magazine's has named Scientific-Atlanta Company of the Year. The January 2001 issue of the magazine notes the evolution of Scientific-Atlanta's products and services and the recent deployment of interactive television applications, including video-on-demand, e-mail, and Web browsing, across cable systems, represent millions of subscribers throughout North America.
Lots of couch potatoes sit in front of the TV and ask their glowing screens, "Where'd you get that stupid idea?" Now for all you channel surfers who think you can do better, here's your chance. Interactive TV Pitch, an event sponsored by Microsoft TV, gives those who have what they think are brilliant interactive television show ideas, 60 seconds to pitch their concepts to a panel of industry d...
Apollo is the god of the sun, so why Cable and Wireless has chosen to name its new submarine transatlantic cable network after him is a mystery. Cable and Wireless is working with Alcatel to build the new transatlantic system to meet increasing IP and data demands. When complete, the network will have four fiber pairs in each of two submarine legs, capable of 3.
While it is practically old news now, CEDaily would be remiss in not mentioning the story everyone else is talking about: the AOL/Time Warner merger, of course. Everyone from analysts and subscribers to vendors and this morning's Starbucks barrista are busy sizing up the deal and its rippling consequences.
"May you live in interesting times" is an old Chinese proverb. And life certainly got interesting, and hectic, in Denver when DSL provider Jato Communications, closed its doors today, and effectively closed off its customers, leaving them without e-mail or Internet access. "It's a fact, it's happening all over," Norm Bogen, director of WAN infrastucture and services, Cahners In-Stat, tells CED.