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Hello, Moto SDV

Jeff Baumgartner
4/29/2009

12:20 PM -- While Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) looks to get more bang out of its bandwidth by reclaiming valuable analog spectrum, Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) evidently has no intentions to move off a primary strategy based on switched digital video (SDV). (See Comcast Expanding 'All-Digital' Domain .)

On Wednesday morning's first-quarter earnings call, TWC COO Landel Hobbs said the MSO has SDV up and running in all its Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)-based cable systems, and is now turning its attention to its more limited footprint that runs the Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) digital platform.

"In fact, this month we launched SDV in a couple of small Moto-based systems," Hobbs said, without being more specific. "When these systems prove to be scalable, we expect to deploy systems in the remaining large systems," he added, referencing Los Angeles, Dallas, and Cleveland.

TWC is using SDV to use its existing bandwidth more efficiently and to clear out some room for more hi-def services and for its coming rollout of Docsis 3.0. Today, most of TWC's systems offer at least 60 HD channels, while its NYC property leads the way with 100-plus hi-def nets.

As a refresher, channels in an MSOs "switched" tier are delivered only when a subscriber in a given service group selects them for viewing.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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