Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)-owned video publishing company thePlatform Inc.hired Michael Horowitz as VP of engineering, and Tina Santos as in-house general counsel. Horowitz, a Comcaster for the last five years, reports to thePlatform CEO Ian Blaine. Santos previously served as general counsel at London-based StreamServe Inc.
UPC Cablecom is the first service operator to deployTransmode Systems AB 's new Switched Video Transport platform as Switzerland's largest MSO looks to cope with an expected explosion in HDTV traffic. The Transmode-based multicast video network, set for completion in the fourth quarter, will consist of four interlocking rings covering the nation.