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From: JakeStraw3/26/2008 8:16:42 AM
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BigBand Networks Expanding Digital Television, HDTV for China's Zhongshan Cable
biz.yahoo.com
Wednesday March 26, 8:00 am ET

Operator in Guangdong Province Leverages BigBand's "Headend-in-a-Box" to Expand Digital Video Services

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leading innovator in video networking, today announced that Zhongshan Cable is deploying its Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR®) to process, manage and deliver digital television services, including HDTV and video-on-demand (VOD). Zhongshan Cable serves approximately 300,000 subscribers in the city of the same name, among the larger urban centers in China’s Guangdong Province.

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From: JakeStraw5/2/2008 8:06:52 AM
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BigBand Networks Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
biz.yahoo.com
Thursday May 1, 4:15 pm ET

Company Executes Well in Its First Quarter as a Pure-Play Digital Video Business; Reports Solid Progress in Switched Digital Video

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBND) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008.

For the first quarter of 2008, total revenues were $39.9 million as compared to $30.7 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2007 and $52.8 million reported in the first quarter of 2007.

GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2008 was $1.9 million, or $(0.03) per share. These results compare to a net loss of $13.8 million or $(0.23) per share reported in the fourth quarter of 2007 and a net loss of $1.0 million, or $(0.05) per share, reported in the first quarter of 2007.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported a net income of $1.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2008. These numbers exclude $3.2 million in stock-based compensation expense, $143,000 in amortization of intangibles, $335,000 in restructuring expense and income tax expense of $95,000, offset by a $468,000 benefit from the sale of CMTS platform inventory previously reserved for in a prior period. This compares to a non-GAAP net loss of $7.4 million, or $(0.12) per share reported in the fourth quarter of 2007 and non-GAAP net income of $5.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, reported in the first quarter of 2007. These previous quarters’ results also reflect adjustments for stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles, restructuring expense, preferred stock warrant expense and related tax expense.

At March 31, 2008, deferred revenue was $63.7 million, down slightly from the prior quarter’s balance of $67.3 million. The Company ended the first quarter with $150.0 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as compared to $154.5 million as of December 31, 2007.

“We executed well in the quarter, particularly in the area of switched digital video,” commented Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, chairman and CEO of BigBand Networks. “Our significantly improved operating results, in the quarter, benefited from high software content in our product sales as well as higher margin expansion orders,” concluded Bassan-Eskenazi.

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From: JakeStraw8/1/2008 8:26:44 AM
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BigBand Networks Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
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Thursday July 31, 4:15 pm ET

Company Reports Strong Performance and Solid Fundamentals as a Pure Play Digital Video Business

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Jul 31, 2008 -- BigBand Networks, Inc. (BBND - News) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.

For the second quarter of 2008, total revenues were $43.0 million as compared to $39.9 million reported in the first quarter of 2008 and $54.5 million reported in the second quarter of 2007, which included $7.1 million from the subsequently retired CMTS platform.

GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $1.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share. These results compare to a net loss of $1.9 million, or $(0.03) per share, reported in the first quarter of 2008 and net income of $1.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, reported in the second quarter of 2007.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $4.5 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2008. These numbers exclude $2.4 million in stock-based compensation expense, $1.2 million in restructuring expense and $143,000 in amortization of intangibles, offset by a $287,000 benefit from the sale of CMTS platform inventory previously reserved for in a prior period and $202,000 in income taxes. This compares to non-GAAP net income of $1.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, reported in the first quarter of 2008 and non-GAAP net income of $ 4.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, reported in the second quarter of 2007. The previous quarters' non-GAAP results also reflect adjustments for stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, restructuring and related tax expenses.

At June 30, 2008, deferred revenue was $69.2 million, up from $63.7 million at March 31, 2008 and $67.3 million as of December 31, 2007. The Company ended the second quarter with $158.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared to $150.0 million in the prior quarter and $154.5 million at December 31, 2007.

"We are pleased to report another quarter of solid execution, continued progress in leveraging our platform and building additional functionality for new and existing customers," commented Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, president and CEO of BigBand Networks. "The industry is shifting toward more High Definition programming, and operators are retooling and enhancing their networks. This trend continues to drive all areas of our business -- broadcast, Switched Digital Video and Telco TV solutions. We are optimistic about the opportunity ahead and are well positioned to leverage our technology know-how, customer relationships, and footprint."

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From: JakeStraw11/12/2008 7:58:04 AM
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BigBand Networks Renews Relationship With Verizon With Multi-Year Agreement to Support FiOS TV Services
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Wednesday November 12, 5:30 am ET

BigBand Hits Key Milestone by Deploying Over 1,500 Platforms Across Verizon's FiOS Network

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 12, 2008 -- BigBand Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBND), a leading innovator in video networking, today announced a new, multi-year agreement with Verizon (NYSE:VZ) to deliver an advanced video services infrastructure for Verizon's FiOS TV rollout. BigBand, whose platforms channel video signals onto Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, has supported FiOS TV since its launch in September 2005, and continues to collaborate closely with Verizon on new solutions to support delivery of advanced services across its customer base. Verizon recently deployed its 1,500th BigBand Broadband Multimedia-service Router (BMR®) in the FiOS network.

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From: JakeStraw11/12/2008 7:59:07 AM
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BigBand Networks, Inc. Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript
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From: JakeStraw12/1/2008 10:29:59 AM
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BigBand Networks Prepares for First International Deployment of Switched Digital Video
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Monday November 24, 5:30 am ET

Integration With Middleware Vendor Alticast Paves the Way for the Deployment of Switched Digital Video in Korea

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 24, 2008 -- BigBand Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, announced today that it has added functionality to its switched digital video solution in preparation for deployments by Korean cable operators. Additionally, BigBand has completed qualification of its switched digital video (SDV) solution and SDV client software from Alticast, a provider of interactive TV middleware, with its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

"An ability to implement SDV in Korea represents a major milestone for BigBand Networks and paves the way for the first SDV deployments outside North America," said David Heard, BigBand's chief operating officer. "The potential for SDV in international markets is significant, both in terms of economics and the number of viewers that will benefit from the richer choices of HDTV and long-tail content that the solution enables."

According to In-Stat, a market research firm, the worldwide market opportunity for switched digital video market equipment, software and services is expected to exceed US $1B in 2012. In-Stat forecasts that Asian deployments of SDV will grow at an average rate of 85% for the next four years, reaching $212M by 2012.

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From: JakeStraw12/2/2008 8:10:36 AM
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RCN Corporation Speeds Its March to All-Digital With BigBand Networks' Digital Simulcast Solution
biz.yahoo.com
Tuesday December 2, 5:30 am ET

BigBand BMR Platform Enables Rapid Expansion of HD and SD Lineups

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 2, 2008 -- BigBand Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that RCN Corporation (NasdaqGS:RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital television, high-capacity data, and voice services to residential, business customers and service providers, has selected the BigBand Broadband Multimedia-Service Router 1200 (BMR®) for its digital television simulcast deployments in RCN's Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. metro area markets.

"BigBand's BMR platform enables us to convert to an all-digital environment, reclaiming our analog spectrum to free up bandwidth, so we can provide our customers with an exciting expansion of quality programming content," said Rick Swiderski, Vice President of Engineering with RCN. "We selected the BigBand BMR because the platform is reliable, scalable and easy-to-use, and because of BigBand's track record of world-class field engineering support and swift deployments."

RCN's conversion to an all-digital network enables RCN to improve the picture quality, make the network easier to maintain, and dramatically increase the number of Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels it can offer to subscribers. The conversion, dubbed "Analog Crush (SM)," will allow RCN to offer its customers over 300 SD channels and 75 HD channels initially, in addition to a more robust line-up of international content and on-demand titles.

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From: JakeStraw12/8/2008 8:21:31 AM
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BigBand Expands Switched Digital Video Device Support
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Monday December 8, 5:30 am ET

SDV Release Gives Operators the Flexibility to Support a Variety of Devices on Their Networks and to Lower Operational Expenditures

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 8, 2008 -- BigBand Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced its latest switched digital video (SDV) release that expands SDV device support, giving cable operators the flexibility to support a range of devices on switched networks and further lower operating expenditures.

"SDV economics and performance are more important than ever," said Biren Sood, BigBand's vice president of marketing and business development. "In response, this release eases the underlying communication between devices and eliminates the need to worry about support for a specific protocol. The new features will simplify SDV infrastructure and help improve the time-to-market and overall operations of switched networks."

The latest product enhancement builds on BigBand's market leading SDV platform and commitment to open standards. It boasts dual, simultaneous client support for both Comcast and Time Warner Cable SDV protocols within a single service group, which is important in achieving a unified platform for all SDV configurations to simplify the implementation and operation of switched networks. In fact, BigBand's SDV solution has been integrated with more client environments than any other SDV solution, including Alticast, Macrovision Passport, Digeo's Moxi guide, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. Time Warner Navigator, and Cisco SARA guide, making it easier for operators to migrate services.

BigBand SDV has been deployed, or is being deployed, by six of the top 10 cable operators in North America, passing over 17 million households. The company's SDV solution helps operators optimize the network spectrum needed for bandwidth-intensive services such as HDTV and long-tail content. BigBand's SDV solution provides a path to personalized television services by migrating seamlessly from multicast to ultimately individualized, unicast delivery.

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From: JakeStraw1/14/2009 8:21:04 AM
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BigBand Enhances Industry Leading Broadcast Video Platform
New Features Strengthen Global Capabilities and Support Impending DTV Transition
finance.yahoo.com
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 5:30 am EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced enhancements to its widely deployed Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR®) software. New features include unified broadcast service support to significantly enhance the platform’s capabilities for international markets and resolution for a key closed-captioning challenge faced by a number of cable operators preparing for the February 2009 digital television transition.

"Providing a highly reliable service delivery network at a low total cost of ownership is essential to supporting our international growth initiative,” said Biren Sood, vice president of marketing and business development, BigBand Networks. “The BMR sits in the heart of our customers’ networks. These recent innovations address our customers’ need for improved operations, reliable networking and video processing capabilities, and overall CapEx and OpEx efficiencies.”

The new BMR software release converges the Broadcast Video Services (BVS) and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) software lines into a single offering designed to improve operational efficiency. Operators outside of North America now have access to a robust set of features previously deployed by North American customers that translates to higher density and improved media processing densities for core BMR functions. Additionally, BigBand’s new BMR software resolves a closed-captioning challenge that impacts cable operators with older set-top box deployments as they prepare for the digital transition deadline.

The BigBand BMR1200® is a robust platform designed from the ground up to be carrier-class and offer five 9’s availability. It is field-proven, having been deployed by over 200 service providers worldwide, in over 4,000 installations. It is designed to support a variety of applications including digital simulcast, digital TV management, digital ad insertion, HDTV and switched digital video. Offering a rich array of bandwidth management functionality, it can help speed the migration from broadcast to content personalization.

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From: JakeStraw1/27/2009 8:08:46 AM
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BigBand Networks Delivers 1 GHz Capabilities in BEQ6000 Edge QAM

Enhanced Functionality Supports Highly Reliable and Cost Effective Delivery of SDV, VOD, and Broadcast Services in any Frequency Range
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Tuesday January 27, 2009, 5:30 am EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced new capabilities for its BEQ™6000 Edge QAM platform designed to meet service providers’ needs for highly reliable and cost effective deep digital transport services delivery. The enhanced edge QAM supports the delivery of switched video (SDV), video on demand (VOD), and broadcast services and can be rapidly deployed in virtually any network frequency range.

“BigBand continues to deliver new functionality to our QAM platform to meet market demands for reliable service delivery at a lower total cost of ownership,” said Biren Sood, vice president of marketing and business development, BigBand Networks. “Optimizing video delivery is one of our core competencies. The ability to drive efficient utilization of network resources is fundamental in ensuring revenue opportunities for advanced video services while conserving valuable bandwidth.”

The enhanced BEQ6000 RF Module covers the entire RF frequency range from 54 MHz to 1GHz, enabling service providers to quickly leverage their extended RF spectrum for SDV, VOD, and broadcast services. To ensure maximum flexibility, the enhanced RF module can be used in existing BEQ6000 chassis in parallel to other BigBand RF modules, thereby reducing capital expense when upgrading to 1 GHz.

BigBand’s BEQ6000 universal edge QAM platform enables the delivery of advanced and broadcast video services at the lowest total cost of ownership. Its resilient architecture offers superior performance and scalability, while enhancing the delivery of digital television services. The BigBand BEQ delivers industry-leading QAM density with low power consumption and dynamic utilization of bandwidth and network resources in real-time.

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