InvestorsApril 26, 2004
Charter Deploys Motorola's Broadband Media Center With Moxi Service
In an announcement on July 16, 2003, Charter made a commitment to purchase 100,000 Motorola BMC units. Charter has trialed the advanced digital set-top in Rochester where users have had the ability to pause live TV and record all episodes of favorite shows to the Motorola BMC's hard drive. Trial consumer feedback to the higher level of choice, convenience and control provided by the Moxi Menu has been positive. In addition, while early adopters of new services are typically men, the trials demonstrated equal interest among women and men for the new service.
In conjunction with the announcement of Charter's commercial launch of the Motorola BMC, Charter President and CEO Carl Vogel said, "We're excited to fulfill our commitment to providing advanced digital cable services to our customers in the Rochester market. The Charter DVR with Moxi is a powerful platform to outpace the service offerings of satellite providers."
"Motorola is committed to helping broadband cable operators like Charter keep consumers informed, connected and entertained," said Carl McGrath, Motorola Vice President and General Manager, digital core gateways. "The BMC family of products, in conjunction with the Moxi service, provides a strong tool for cable operators to differentiate their service offerings from competitors, generate new revenue streams and enhance customer satisfaction."
"Enthusiasm from trial participants confirms for us that the Moxi service can satisfy the cable customers' hunger for a better way to enjoy the entertainment content coming into their homes," said Digeo Chief Executive Jim Billmaier. "Digeo is proud to collaborate with an industry leader Motorola to bring this powerful entertainment experience into Charter homes this year."
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 Commercial Services Division. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
About Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector provides a scalable, integrated end-to-end system for the delivery of broadband services that keeps consumers informed, entertained and connected. Its technology enables network operators and retailers to create and execute on new business opportunities by providing innovative products and services to the home. Customer-responsive design and manufacturing expertise further contribute to the company's position as the world's leading supplier of digital cable set-tops and cable modems. For more information about the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, visit www.motorola.com/broadband.
Motorola, Inc. is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were $27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information: www.motorola.com.
About Digeo, Inc.
Digeo, Inc., provides media center software and services that inspire consumer loyalty, generate new incremental revenue, and position cable as the leading source for home entertainment.
The Moxi(TM) platform from Digeo powers a new generation of media centers through which cable operators could deliver high-revenue services and applications-such as digital video recording (DVR), high-definition TV, and on-demand and pay-per-view content-to the whole home at a competitive cost per TV. The multi-TV architecture and breakthrough user interface of the Moxi platform provide all Moxi applications including DVR, DVD, information on demand, jukebox, photos, games, and more from any cable access point in the home using existing wiring. Digeo has also developed an innovative chipset that integrates essential media-center functionality and can substantially reduce future set-top box production costs.
Additionally, Digeo offers the Digeo(TM) iTV service to over one million subscribers, which is the most widely deployed cable iTV service in North America. With Digeo iTV, cable operators can increase the value of their existing digital set-tops by offering field-tested services that have demonstrated increased customer satisfaction and churn reduction, and effective cross-selling of video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) offerings.
Digeo is primarily backed by Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. The company has offices in Kirkland, Wash., Palo Alto, Calif. and Longmont, Colo. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com.
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