InvestorsJune 16, 2005
Charter Taps Kasenna for VOD Servers
ST. LOUIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Kasenna, Inc. today announced the deployment of Kasenna's MediaBase(TM) XMP video servers in Eau Claire, Wis. and Rochester and St. Cloud, Minn. Using standards-based hardware, the Kasenna servers are being deployed in response to the growing popularity of Charter OnDemand(TM), an expansive and growing library of movies, premium channel hits, sports, music and other programs that start whenever a customer wants.
Charter had previously deployed the MediaBase(TM) XMP video servers to upgrade and expand capacity in the Madison, Fond du Lac and Janesville, Wis. markets.
"As we continue to expand our video-on-demand offering, we have found that it is both feasible and more cost-effective to implement solutions based on open standards," said Pragash Pillai, Charter Vice President of Engineering, Digital Video. "With Kasenna servers, Charter can reduce the complexity of building and integrating proprietary systems. Their servers also offer the kind of scalability and interoperability across a broad portion of our networks that our operations demand."
These six deployments follow Charter's installation of MediaBase servers to support the initial rollout of VOD services in Malibu, Calif. last June, using the C-COR nABLE demand management system. Kasenna's cable market partner, N2 Broadband, facilitated these new deployments for Charter.
"Charter Communications has been one of the pioneers in advanced video services, and we are happy to be a partner in their migration from proprietary to open video delivery systems," said Kasenna CEO and Chairman Mark Gray. "We believe that eventually, all video systems will be built around open standards that reduce costs and facilitate rapid development of new services. Charter is helping to lead the cable industry in that evolution."
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(TM) Internet service. Charter also provides business-to-business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through Charter Business(TM). Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
About Kasenna, Inc.
Kasenna is redefining the business of television. As the acknowledged market leader in IP video delivery, the company has focused on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure which allow service providers, enterprises, and other organizations to build commercial-grade IP video networks that support new and emerging video services. With its acquisition of ViewNow, Kasenna offers network operators the industry's only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure, applications, and VOD programming for 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 the Kasenna website, www.kasenna.com.
NOTE: Kasenna, MediaBase and MediaBase XMP are a trademark of Kasenna, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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