Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and the Pacific Rim’s Jiangsu Cable  LG U+ have deployed BigBand Network’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) solution.  The technology now passes nearly 40 million households.

According to BigBand, by increasing the bandwidth efficiency of their networks, operators are able to deliver more HDTV programming and on-demand content to more screens.
“BigBand’s Emmy-award-winning SDV solution enables dramatic savings in bandwidth consumption, allowing operators to increase revenues via expanded program offerings and the delivery of personalized, high-margin services,” the company adds. “Unlike legacy environments, network capacity in a BigBand SDV environment seamlessly scales with the number of active viewers and number of services offered. This means that with the proper system sizing and configuration, there is virtually no limit to the programming and personalization that can be made available to subscribers.”

The company also introduced new releases of its Converged Video Exchange (CVEx) video control plane and Switched Video Analysis (SVA) software solutions.

“As service providers continue to expand services, CVEx remains an efficient way to rapidly expand network capacity in addition to enabling the critical insight into the health of the network,” comments Ludovic Milin, director/Product Line Management. “Downtime and denial of service are not an option. This is why we’ve packed our SDV solution with so many ways to monitor and optimize network operations. Operators can more effectively plan their resources, delivering content wherever and whenever it’s requested.”

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