AT&T, Verizon Communications and Qwest Communications International won the right to participate in what is being deemed as the largest U.S. government telecom contract, valued at $48 billion. The contract spans across a minimum of six federal agencies and will involve a host of services and technologies, including voice, video and data.
Terayon's CherryPicker was picked by Buckeye CableSystem to enable part of its digital video services. Buckeye will use the CherryPicker for zone advertising insertions and digital program insertions. Buckeye also added Terayon's edge decoder to its upgraded digital simulcast architecture.
Gemstar-TV Guide International will buy out privately held rival Aptiv Digital for roughly $16 million in cash. Aptiv Digital develops interactive program guides for set-top boxes, and its customer portfolio includes Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and RCN.