* Vonage hits VoIP milestone
Vonage said it has breached 2 million lines in service, but it will need to reach a few more milestones before it can turn the financial corner.
DSL Reports, citing the New York Times, notes that analysts believe Vonage will need 5 million customers to be profitable, though it will likely be acquired before then.
* OpenTV nets DIGITURK deal
DIGITURK, a satellite TV provider based in Turkey, has agreed to deploy OpenTV Corp.’s High Definition Personal Video Recorder platform.
The deal, which will come into play in the first half of 2007, marks an extension between the two companies. OpenTV also supplies DIGITURK with its Core 2.0 middleware and standard-def PVR 2.0 software, which supports “push VOD” applications.
DIGITURK serves about 1.35 million subs, 900,000 of which are considered “interactive.” The HD-DVR software will serve on board digital set-tops with hard drives and dual tuners from Pace Micro Technology. The combo uses a conditional access system from Irdeto.
* C-COR connects in the Netherlands
Kabel Noord of the Netherlands has selected a headend system from C-COR Inc. to support converged IP data and voice services.
Under the deal, the operator will tap C-COR’s CHP Max5000 Converged Headend Platform, which combines hub, headend and 1550 nm transmission onto one system.
Kabel Noord has roughly 25,000 subscribers across five counties in the northeastern portion of the country.
* Leroy joins NAMIC
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has named Daphne Leroy to director of marketing & communications.
Leroy joins the organization from CBS Corp. and Viacom, where she was manager, global initiative on HIV/AIDS within the corporate relations, office of the chairman.
Leroy is also a former president of the NAMIC New York Chapter.
* Amino bows multi-codec Internet TV box
Amino Communications this Friday will formally introduce the AmiNET125, a multi-codec deck designed to deliver Windows Media 9 and MPEG-4 video streams to a TV.
Amino is partnering with IP content delivery company Narrowstep on the product.