Quarterly sales at both Cox Communications Inc. and EarthLink Inc. got a boost by a gain in high-speed subscribers. Cox posted third-quarter revenue of $1.28 billion, an 18 percent increase over the $1.08 billion posted a year ago. During the quarter, the company added 157,300 high-speed Internet customers, 71,900 digital cable subscribers and 73,000 cable telephony users.
Looking to strengthen its presence in the digital video market, Tut Systems Inc. has made a play for Tektronix subsidiary VideoTele.com. The combined company will offer telecom service providers digital headend and high-capacity digital video switching products. "By partnering together, Tut and VideoTele.
SeaChange International has introduced a new software application that aims to add DVD functionality to everyday digital cable set-tops. The patent-pending application, part of SeaChange's VODlink software suite, was developed and built by Digital Video Arts, a SeaChange software developer division that provides client integration and integration with other applications such as interactive prog...
AM Broadband Services Inc. has landed a national engineering contract that will bring in more than $12 million in revenue over the next 2 years, according to the company. A leading cable operator has tapped AM for nationwide design map digitization and conversion services. Although AM did not reveal the name of its customer, it categorizes the company as "one of the leading" MSOs.
Tim Fritzley, most recently the president and CEO of CEON Corp., has joined Microsoft TV as the company's vice president and services. In his new role, Fritzley will oversee all sales, business development and customer support activities for the Microsoft TV division, and will be a point of contact with network operators.
Copyright 2002 Gannett Company, Inc. USA TODAY…10/29/2002 From LexisNexis Local phone company Qwest Communications International Inc., attempting to cleanse its image and its books, said Monday that it will take a write-down of $40.8 billion and defer $531 million in revenue it booked prematurely in 2000 and 2001.
Copyright 2002 Newsday, Inc. Newsday (New York, NY)…10/29/2002 From LexisNexis A plan for EchoStar Communications Corp. to help Cablevision Systems become a satellite TV provider is unlikely to win over government regulators, according to antitrust lawyers and Wall Street analysts. In what top executives of EchoStar and DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics see as a last effort to salvage the...
Charter Communications is moving full speed ahead with its video-on-demand launch. The MSO is rolling out the service in nine new markets with the help of VOD equipment vendors nCUBE Corp. and Concurrent Computer Corp. Charter is introducing VOD to its customers in Allendale, Mich.; Fond du Lac, Janesville and Madison, Wis.
Alcatel continues to push forward in the DSL equipment market as the telco gear maker announced that it has shipped 20 million digital subscriber lines. The lines, which encompass both asymmetric DSL and symmetric DSL, are supported by the company's 7300 Advanced Services Access Manager (ASAM) broadband access platform.
Copyright 2002 Reed Elsevier Inc. Daily Variety…10/28/2002 From LexisNexis Comedy Central and BBC America have agreed to offer some of their programming for free in the VOD platform to cable subscribers hooked up to digital boxes. The two networks engineered the precedent-setting deal with inDemand — the dominant distributor of pay-per-view programming in the U.
Wireless broadband network supplier DragonWave Inc. has inked a deal to link communications between three bridges that link New York and Ontario. Although financial terms were not disclosed, DragonWave will work with integrated network services provider Transwave Communications Systems Inc. to support voice and data communications between the three bridges the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission op...
Time Warner Cable maintained its aggressive stance on video-on-demand by launching the service to digital customers in Indianapolis last week. Pace Micro Technology added that the MSO is "rapidly" deploying the vendor's 500-model digital boxes in the market to advanced analog customers who opt for the digital tier but aren't taking other set-top-enabled digital applications such as high-definit...
Comcast Corp. posted a more than 12 percent jump in third-quarter sales as the MSO signed up more high-speed Internet and digital cable customers. During the quarter, Comcast added 169,800 high-speed Internet customers and 205,000 digital cable boxes. At the close of the quarter, Comcast had 1.3 million high-speed Internet customers — a 68.
Knology Broadband Inc. saw its first glimpse at the light at the end of its bankruptcy tunnel, as a bankruptcy judge approved the company's reorganization plan. The overbuilder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from its creditors on Sept. 18 under a prepackaged plan. The reorganization calls for Knology to swap $444.
Copyright 2002 Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Copyright 2002 The Record The Record…10/25/2002 From LexisNexis Velocitus Broadband, a data communications provider and subsidiary of an Idaho utility, now offers business and institutional users in Stockton, Calif. the choice of fixed wireless and traditional wired connections.