Telco TV

BigBand Strikes Up IPTV AVC

5/18/2005 9:29 AM Eastern

BigBand Networks Inc. said Wednesday that it will offer advanced video-coding solutions for Internet-protocol-TV networks.

The vendor said IPTV providers will be able to take advantage of local advertising, high-security conditional access and enhanced reliability, with its “BMR (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router)” and other platforms implementing AVC solutions as software upgrades.

“Telecommunications and cable operators are working with BigBand Networks to realize visions of leveraging AVC for IPTV services at the highest video quality, greatest bandwidth efficiency and richest service functionality," BigBand chief technology officer Ran Oz said in a prepared statement. "The intelligence of the BigBand platforms openly extends our established video-aware networking approaches to AVC content."

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