InvestorsJune 16, 2004
Charter Continues Commitment to Technical Innovation
nCUBE and Kasenna Software Integration Enhance On Demand Services at Charter System in Malibu, CA
ST. LOUIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a further display of its continued commitment to technical innovation, Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) today announced another successful integrated, open architecture deployment. The solution, successfully launched last month at a Charter system in Malibu, California, integrates nCUBE's nABLE back office management software and nODA on-demand application software with Kasenna's line of video servers running MediaBase XMP software.
"This is a compelling combination for Charter's on-demand offering, bringing together Kasenna's high-performance, standards-based servers with nCUBE's robust and flexible back office management software," said Wayne Davis, Charter Chief Technical Officer. "By using an open architecture, we were able to mitigate risk and keep our capital and operating costs to a minimum while growing our on-demand offering,"
"Kasenna offers the industry advanced, cost-effective and open VOD infrastructure solutions, and when combined with nCUBE's back-office management software, we bring a turnkey VOD solution to operators like Charter which provides lower costs and vastly superior service flexibility," said Mark Gray, Chairman and CEO of Kasenna. "The open architectures of our respective products allowed for a rapid and seamless integration and deployment, giving Charter the flexibility and ease of operation to deploy competitive and profitable on-demand services."
"Leading cable companies like Charter recognize the need for a flexible interoperable solution for delivering an advanced television experience that is reliable and cost effective," said Michael Pohl, President and Chief Executive Officer of nCUBE Corporation. "Charter has deployed nCUBE's complete VOD solution, which uses the same back office platform, in 15 other markets. We're pleased to partner with Kasenna in leveraging our proven deployment experience and integration expertise with their VOD hardware to provide a complete, seamless solution for deploying on-demand programming for Charter."
Mr. Davis said Charter OnDemand(TM), the company's video-on-demand service, is available to Charter Digital Cable Customers in select markets, providing full VCR-like functionality of on-demand content, including pause, fast-forward and rewind controls.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital(TM) and Charter High-Speed Internet Service(TM). Charter also provides business to business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through its Charter Business Division. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
nCUBE Corporation is a provider of digital advertising systems and on-demand solutions for cable operators and telecommunications network providers worldwide.
The company's digital advertising system provides a deployed and proven bridge to an all-digital and high definition platform. Its single-server solution fits seamlessly into current operations and analog infrastructures, offering a smooth migration to the latest digital television technology.
nCUBE's flexible solution, including its application and server neutral nABLE back office software management tools, provides operators with ease of operation in deploying and integrating their on-demand service. The company's scalable on-demand video server delivers up to 120,000 simultaneous streams from a single site, without content duplication or hidden storage costs, meeting the demands of VOD today and the future content needs of everything-on-demand (EOD).
The company is based in Beaverton, Ore. For more information: www.ncube.com.
Kasenna is video with vision. Since 1993, the Kasenna team has led the broadband video industry with a focus on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure. With its May, 2004 acquisition of ViewNow, Kasenna now offers network operators the industry's only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure software, content, and applications for video services. Kasenna's software supports multiple content formats and viewer devices, allowing service providers, enterprises, and other organizations to build commercial-grade IP video networks that support new and emerging video services. Kasenna's patented software technology has been proven with thousands of successful and profitable telecom, cable, hospitality, enterprise, education, and government deployments worldwide. Kasenna is headquartered in Mountain View, California and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.kasenna.com.
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