Tracking Switched Digital Video The February issue of Communications Technology has the core components for switched digital video covered at http://www.ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/0206/0206_switcheddigitalvideo.htm. Beaming Up Movies Backed by Disney, Intel and Cisco, MovieBeam will offer new titles from several major Hollywood studios on the day they are released on DVD, a first for an on-demand service, which is 30 to 60 days sooner than typical video-on-demand offerings from cable systems. Read more about it at http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20060215/tc_cmp/180201708. Boning up on Broadband Policy Servers Light Reading examines how Broadband Policy Servers will help manage various services and applications, such as VOD, IPTV, PVRs, and online gaming, at http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=86106&WT.svl=reports1_1.

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