They'll have company. Vidiom Systems Inc. is also going after Tier 2/3 MSOs with a pre-integrated IPTV platform. (See Vidiom Pitches Prepackaged Cable IPTV .)
Cedar Point, which has been seeking growth opportunities overseas, has been the subject of acquisition rumors over the years, most recently getting a look from Sonus Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS). MCN reports that Genband has hired America's Growth Capital "to evaluate various 'liquidity' options, including a possible sale." (See Sonus Looking at Nortel Assets, Cedar Point and Cedar Point Snags Growth Funds.)
ZillionTV chairman and co-founder Mitch Berman told the pub he'd be "glad to speak" in December about the status of the company. It was about a year ago that Nsight revealed itself as ZillionTV's first service-provider partner. (See Nsight Takes ZillionTV on a Test Run .)
"If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don't have to pay a pay-TV service, I think that's bad," he said. "If people decide they don’t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars [of the TV industry] starts crumbling."
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable