* RGB puts on new Schoo, adds Ross
RGB Networks has named Dan Schoo to VP of engineering, and Kirk Ross as controller.
Their additions follow the recent hiring of Jef Graham to the post of CEO.
Schoo joins RGB from ZRON Networks, where he was a co-founder and the company’s VP of engineering. Ross most recently was the controller of Infoblox.
* Chinese broadcaster routes with BigBand
BigBand Networks revealed that Top-Digital TV of Beijing is using its Broadband Multimedia-Service Router to manage and disseminate digital television programming. Top-Digital TV is deploying the BigBand BMR as part of nationwide efforts to implement all-digital programming by 2008, in anticipation of the Beijing Olympics.
* XO names SVP of network services
XO Communications announced Rick Scott has joined the company as senior vice president of network services. In this role, he will oversee all network operations and service delivery functions for the company. He reports to XO’s chief operating officer, Wayne Rehberger.
Prior to joining XO, Scott most recently served as chief operating officer at Birch Communications. Before that, he served as executive vice president of network services for Birch where he was responsible for network engineering and customer care.
* Orange is feeling Blue[streak]
Orange France, a big wireless network operator in France, is launching a video portal powered by Bluestreak Network Inc.’s MachBlue for Mobile platform.
The resulting service will feature 52 channels.
From an earlier deal, Orange has employed MachBlue in support of a soccer portal, launched in February.
The new mobile TV portal delivers 52 channels across 3G and EDGE networks. End users can use their MachBlue-powered mobile phones to access daily program guides for broadcast and exclusive mobile TV channels.
On the cable end, Bluestreak’s platform for enhanced television is already deployed with operators such as Time Warner Cable and Videotron.