04.09.2007 04:30 PM
The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

SeaChange TV Platform takes IPTV innovation honor
SeaChange International’s TV Platform was named Best IPTV Innovation at the Convergence World Awards ceremony during the IEC C5 World Forum in Milan, Italy last week.

The SeaChange TV Platform was developed to get broadband operators into the IPTV business fast. It is a complete IPTV system that enables operators to launch and expand a wealth of subscriber services, such as on-demand movies, electronic program guides and convergence services.

For more information, visit: www.schange.com.

Motorola ships 1-millionth IP set-top
Motorola announced last week that it had shipped its 1-millionth Internet Protocol (IP) set-top.

Besides set-tops, Motorola offers end-to-end video solutions that enable service providers to bring reliable IPTV services to market quickly. Its IPTV platform includes network infrastructure, video headend and transport, MPEG-4 encoding and connected home devices. The company shipped its first set-top in May 2001.

For more information, visit: www.motorola.com.

Pioneer Telephone selects Comtrend router for IPTV deployment
Oklahoma-based Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, the fourth largest telephone cooperative in the United States, has selected Comtrend’s CT-5621 multi-port ADSL2+ router for residential premises deployment of IPTV and broadband services.

Comtrend’s CT-5621 supports a wide array of services at high-speed ADSL2+ rates up to 24Mb/s.

For more information, visit: www.comtrend.com.

Concurrent expands Australian distribution agreement
Concurrent has signed a new distribution agreement with Braetec to expand its business in Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Braetec will distribute Concurrent’s iHawk multiprocessor systems and ImaGen visual servers powered by Concurrent RedHawk real-time Linux in Australia.

For more information, please visit www.ccur.com and www.braetec.com.au.

Jack 9 launches IPTV for ‘Man’s Man’
Jack 9 Entertainment has launched Jack9.com, an IPTV network aimed at monetizing an online community of “guys who live on the cutting edge.”
Jack9’s Jack9.com offers all-original content aimed at men who crave Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Extreme Sports, Street Sport Biking and other “man’s man” programming.

For more information, visit: www.Jack9.com.

Star Telephone chooses Ciena advanced services platform
Star Telephone, a North Carolina independent operating company (IOC), has selected the Ciena CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform for its core network infrastructure upgrade.

Star is transitioning its legacy SONET network to a next-generation, service-enabled architecture to support the delivery of high-bandwidth services, including IPTV.

For more information, visit: www.ciena.com.

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WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

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