RGB Networks Inc. has launched a compact version of its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), a video transcoding and ad-insertion box aimed at helping MSOs with their TV Everywhere deployments. The latest version holds up to eight modules versus 14 for the original model. (See RGB's TV Everywhere Offer: A Video God Box .)
About a quarter of Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED) cable subs who use the MSO's new TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO)-powered service are viewing channels that did not originate from the electronic program guide, suggesting that the platform's search function is having an effect on viewing habits in the early phases of the deployment. (See Virgin Media Sets TiVo Price.)
Following trials last year, China's Shenzhen Topway Video Communications Ltd. is deployingCasa Systems Inc. 's Docsis 3.0-qualified C10G cable modem termination system (CMTS), using it for high-speed Internet offerings and IP video services. Topway serves about 1.1 million customers, including 307,600 broadband subs.