BigBand didn't say which MSOs will implement the company's SDV platform first, but some logical candidates include C&M, Qrix Communications, CJ CableNet, and On Media.
BigBand is branching out as it looks to expand on its SDV base in North America, where its platform has been deployed, or is in the process of being deployed, by systems passing north of 17 million households. Its last significant deployment announcement was with Bright House Networks . (See BigBand Lights Bright House.)
In-Stat forecasts that the global market for SDV gear, software, and services will exceed $1 billion in 2012, with Asia-based deployments representing $212 million of that total.
Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.