Welcome to today's broadband and cable news roundup.
3net, a joint venture of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), Discovery Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and IMAX, says its new production arm has teed up its initial slate of original programming, including its first titles to be produced in the eye-popping 4K/UltraHD format. The 3net Studios unit said a series called Space will be the first to be created in "TotalD," meaning it will be packaged in a multitude of formats, including native 3-D 4K, 2-D 4K, 3-D 2K and both 3-D/2-D HD formats.
China's UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI) has acquired a 44 percent stake in aioTV Inc. , a Centennial, Colo.-based company that has developed a cloud-based video aggregation and distribution platform for connected devices. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the deal makes UTStarcom aioTV's largest single shareholder. aioTV CEO Michale Earle and COO Jim Anderson will continue to run the company.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.