* Motorola, PCCW team on mobile TV test
Motorola Inc. and PCCW of Hong Kong have embarked on a mobile TV technical trial that leverages the DVB-H standard.
The six-month trial will run from Sept. 2006 to March 2007 in Hong Kong’s Quarry Bay district. It will enlist Motorola DVB-H-enabled mobile devices.
With most of the initial adoption in Europe, DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) is designed to handle both live broadcast channels as well as content delivered on-demand. DVB-H is an outgrowth of its terrestrial cousin DVB-T, which has channel capacity of 13.2 Mbps. DVB-H services can reside within that channel.
* Cable One reups with Amdocs
Cable One Inc. has signed a new three-year customer service and billing deal with Amdocs.
Under the agreement, Cable One will continue to leverage Amdocs to provide support to its 720,000 subscribers. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Amdocs will handle elements such as order entry, service provisioning, billing and bill statement design.
Amdocs spurred its way into the cable sector in 2005 when it purchased DST Innovis for $238 million.
* CTAM seeking case studies
The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) said it is seeking case studies to be highlighted at a research conference slated for next February.
The 2007 CTAM Research Conference, which is carrying the title of, “Now It’s Personal…Cable Inside, Outside and Beyond the Box,” is set for Feb. 7-9, 2007, at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. Morgan Spurlock, the director of “Super Size Me,” will headline the conference dinner.
Case study entries are due by Nov. 10, 2006.
* TII Network Technologies promotes two execs
TII Network Technologies shuffled its executive ranks, promoting Martin Pucher from president of TII Global Technology Group to corporate executive vice president. Pucher has had experience at Microsoft, IBM, Corbis, Vulcan Inc., AT&T, PlayNetworks, and Liberty Media.
TII director of marketing and sales Walter R. Fay was promoted to vice president of sales & marketing. TII launched its outside-the-home residential gateway, OutRigger, this week.
* Verizon plans service start on FiOS network in Indiana
After a series of Verizon press releases marking the increasing number of homes in Fort Wayne, Ind., passed by its FiOS infrastructure (100,000 and counting toward 115,000), the company said it will actually start offering the service there in early 2007.