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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
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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
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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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From: JakeStraw3/4/2009 8:12:03 AM
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BigBand Advances IP Video Strategy with Launch Of vIP PASS

vIP Pass Suite Expands Content Beyond Traditional TV With 75 Percent CapEx Savings Over Traditional CMTS Expansion
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Wednesday March 4, 2009, 5:30 am EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today unveiled the company’s new IP video delivery product suite for the cable industry, vIP PASS™. The vIP PASS suite is designed to capitalize on existing infrastructure and deliver web-based and managed video services to a broad range of devices via DOCSIS 3.0 modems. The company estimates that the solution has the ability to save the industry up to 75 percent of its capital expenditures for CMTS expansions, or up to $2 billion over the next two years.

“We created vIP PASS in direct response to our customers’ need to meet the huge demand for high quality video services, which are growing at unprecedented rates across the network,” said David Heard, BigBand's Chief Operating Officer. “The suite enables our digital video networking platforms to become an efficient IP video delivery system. Operators can now deliver quality video experiences to a wide variety of consumer devices, generate new revenue streams, and be more competitive with a solution that could save them hundreds of millions of dollars in capital expenditures which is especially important in this economy.”

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From: JakeStraw5/18/2009 8:41:33 AM
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Chunghwa Telecom Selects BigBand to Deliver IPTV Advertising Services
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BigBand MSP2000 Fulfills the Potential for Advanced Advertising

Monday May 18, 2009, 5:30 am EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, announced today that Chunghwa Telecom, CO., Ltd. (CHT) has selected the BigBand MSP2000 (Media Services Platform) to deliver advanced advertising video solutions on High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) content, in both MPEG-2 and H.264 for Chunghwa Telecom’s flagship service, Multimedia-On-Demand (MOD). The deployment with Chunghwa Telecom is aimed at boosting its IPTV revenues by providing a highly reliable, scalable carrier-class platform to rapidly turn-up and augment MOD services to meet the growing demand for personalized video applications.

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From: JakeStraw6/9/2009 8:09:18 AM
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Jiangsu Cable Selects BigBand Networks as Its Preferred Digital Video Provider
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China’s Jiangsu Cable Expands Relationship with BigBand Networks to Deliver Interactive and Personalized Video Services

On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 5:30 am EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with China’s Jiangsu Broadcasting Television Network Corporation Limited (Jiangsu Cable) to further expand their relationship, following a successful cooperation over the past year. This is the first-of-a-kind strategic agreement that Jiangsu Cable has signed with a foreign company in the China cable industry.

Jiangsu Cable has approximately 11 million subscribers, making them one of the largest cable operators in China and the leading cable company in the Jiangsu province. With a vision of “becoming the best quality and most reliable operator of integrated radio and broadcasting network,” Jiangsu Cable is consolidating its existing infrastructure into a single network and accelerating the pace of digital migration in every county and city within the province.

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From: JakeStraw7/27/2009 8:05:10 AM
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BigBand Announces Converged Video Delivery Platform
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Converged Video Exchange (CVEx™) offers a unified approach to delivering video services across networks, devices and screens

Monday July 27, 2009, 5:30 am EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced the Converged Video Exchange (CVEx™), an intelligent software control plane that provides a unified means to deliver and manage linear and non-linear video services across the network edge, to traditional MPEG set-top boxes (STBs) and next-generation IP devices. CVEx is designed to meet service providers’ need for a converged video delivery solution that brings increased efficiency of spectrum across their applications today with a graceful migration path to tomorrow’s converged network.

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From: JakeStraw10/21/2009 8:16:21 AM
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BigBand Named as 2009 Light Reading Top Pick
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Converged Video Exchange (CVEx) Platform Selected as Top Product in Video Infrastructure Category

Wednesday October 21, 2009

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that its Converged Video Exchange (CVEx ™) platform has been named a Light Reading Top Pick in the video infrastructure category for the Americas region. The editors of Light Reading, the leading integrated media company serving the worldwide communications industry, made its top picks of communications products and services from all over the world that could potentially shake up the industry.

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