REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News) –BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND) today introduced an enhanced IP video delivery solution that now supports on-demand programming and back-office connectivity, in addition to linear TV. This solution will be demonstrated in BigBand’s booth #449 at The Cable Show 2011. Featuring BigBand’s vIP PASS™ integrated with Clearleap’s Stream On Demand system, the new solution allows operators to stream entire libraries of managed linear and on-demand video content to IP-connected televisions or devices. This enables operators to bundle and monetize more content to more devices, with more efficient use of bandwidth.
The joint solution takes the bandwidth load off the cable modem termination system (CMTS), making it the most efficient path for delivering video-on-demand (VOD) programming or linear TV to IP-connected devices, while also handling back-office operations such as validation, billing, transactions and management of the content catalog. In the process, operators can realize added revenue or reduce churn by offering multi-screen services to the growing array of unmanaged consumer devices such as gaming consoles, iPads, Blue-Ray, mobile devices, PCs and more. The solution addresses operators’ immediate need to support consumers’ growing demand for multi-screen video delivery and allows operators to better compete with over-the-top (OTT) services.
“With Clearleap, we have expanded our IP video delivery solution to support on demand services, truly giving the operator the ability to deliver more content anywhere at anytime,” said Jay Chambers, Vice President and Chief Architect at BigBand Networks. “We believe that the combined Stream On Demand and vIP PASS solution delivers the operational ease and seamless integration that our customers are seeking. This can accelerate the time-to-market with new services and open up a large and growing market opportunity.”
“With BigBand, we are helping TV operators expand high-speed data networks to include limitless volumes of content; without the costs, hassles and time-delays of restructuring,” said John Carlucci, Chief Technical Officer at Clearleap. “Operators that already utilize Stream On Demand can easily integrate vIP PASS, and vice versa.”
BigBand’s vIP PASS supports the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) approach to help operators “extend” managed video services to subscriber-owned devices in the home network. As it is built upon the existing cable architecture, operators can leverage their investment in BigBand’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) and Universal Edge QAMs, providing a cost-effective video service using a standard DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem or gateway.
Clearleap’s Stream On Demand powers content delivery over IP to connected set-tops, devices, and TVs and enables a user experience competitive with such third-party streaming services as Netflix, Hulu, and AppleTV. Operators can use it to stream unlimited hours and titles over existing broadband networks, creating a compelling content offering delivered directly to the TV.
The new IP video delivery solution is available now.
About BigBand Networks
BigBand Networks, Inc. [NASDAQ: BBND] provides broadband service providers with innovative digital video networking solutions designed to make it easier to move, manage and monetize video. These solutions are based on BigBand’s video-networking platforms that are built to enable efficient and reliable delivery across a wide range of services, including digital TV, high definition TV, advanced advertising, IPTV, video-on-demand and interactive TV. BigBand Networks has done business with more than 200 customers in North America, Asia and Europe — including seven of the ten largest cable and telco service providers in North America. BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, Calif., with offices worldwide. For additional information about the company, please call +1.650.995.5000, email email@example.com or visit www.bigbandnet.com.
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This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the benefits to our customers from the use of our vIP PASS solution in combination with Clearleap’s Stream On Demand (including anticipated additional revenue and lower customer churn) and the ability for operators to leverage their existing infrastructure in deploying vIP PASS. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for the joint product offering, design flaws in BigBand’s vIP PASS solution or Clearleap’s Stream on Demand solution, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in either BigBand’s or Clearleap’s ability to deliver or decisions to discontinue its products and services, or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in BigBand’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. BigBand Networks is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.
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