NBCUniversal LLC will stream the Super Bowl for the first time this Sunday, but the programmer believes any such viewership will be a bonus. NBC Sports chief Rick Cordella tells AllThingsD that the network is assuming that that most people viewing the game via the Intertubes will be tuning in simultaneously on the big screen.
Comcast has launched its Xfinity Home monitoring and security service in Denver. The Basic package runs $29.95 per month. MSO got the service off the ground in Houston in June 2010, and has since deployed it in several additional markets, including Philadelphia; parts of New Jersey; Indianapolis; Portland, Ore.; Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; and southern New Hampshire. (See Comcast Picks iControl and Comcast Homes In on Security Services.)
Video cloud specialist Clearleap has hiredCisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)/Scientific-Atlanta vet Bob Van Orden to VP of product marketing. Among recent duties at Cisco, Van Orden was GM of the company's IPTV middleware business unit.