Thursday's roundup kicks off with word that two engineering-focused cable orgs are turning up the IPv6 heat.
CableLabs says the industry made big IPv6 progress last month when it conducted an interoperabilty event with 16 vendors that successfully completed voice calls over IPv6-based networks. The event completed two types of calls over IPv6: A PacketCable 2.0 SIP call between a PacketCable 2.0 Embedded Digital Voice Adapter (E-DVA) and session border controller, and a PC 2.0 SIP call between an IPv6 E-DVA and IPv4 Embedded Multimedia terminal adapter (E-MTA). CableLabs said it marked an important milestone because it shows cable's ability to support calls across both IPv4 and the emerging IPv6 protocol and sets the table for scaled deployments. (See CableLabs' Donley: Should Consumers Learn IPv6?)
AMC Networks and Turner Networks are the latest major cable programmers to join the Comcast Media Center (CMC) 's Advertising Distribution Networks (ADN), a Web-based platform that delivers broadcast-ready spot ads directly to cable, broadcast TV and ad sales departments for editing or playback on local ad-insertion systems.