CMC HITS Takes 'Quantum' Leap


Comcast Media Center announced a new brand name Tuesday for its Headend in the Sky services: HITS Quantum.

HITS Quantum encompasses the company’s legacy 64 quadrature-amplitude-modulation platform, as well as its more recently launched 256-QAM all-digital service, which provides digital feeds for more than 50 cable-TV networks.

In the past eight years, CMC said, it has made five substantial upgrades to its 64-QAM HITS platform, including providing digital-program-insertion triggers for ad-supported digital-TV networks.