RGB Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mexico’s Second Largest Cable Television Operator Chooses
RGB Networks for Major Digital Upgrade
Demand for RGB’s Digital Simulcast Solution Holds Strong in Latin American Cable Market
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – May 18, 2011 – Cablemás, the second largest cable television operator in Mexico with more than one million subscribers, is undertaking a comprehensive digital simulcast upgrade of its networks using products from RGB Networks, the leader in high-capacity multi-screen video delivery solutions.
The upgrade has already been completed in several of the more than 40 cities Cablemás serves throughout Mexico, including Cuernavaca, Tijuana, Juarez, Merida, Cancun and Acapulco. This upgrade enables Cablemás to reclaim substantial amounts of analog bandwidth and to offer its subscribers advanced digital cable services, including high definition television (HDTV).
“With such an extensive upgrade to undertake, we needed to ensure that we selected a solution that would be both cost-effective and reliable,” said Favio Cervantes, Director of Engineering for Cablemás. “Upon careful review, we selected a suite of field-proven products from RGB Networks that are simple to deploy and maintain, and provide the quality that we are committed to delivering to our subscribers.”
“Cablemás is undertaking an ambitious digital upgrade that will enable them to expand their current offerings, increase their subscriber base and maintain their market leadership,” said Lou Mastrocola, Vice President, Americas Sales for RGB Networks. “As pioneering Latin American operators like Cablemás prepare their networks for the next generation of digital video services, the market for our proven digital simulcast solutions remains strong.”
Cablemás is deploying several RGB products as part of its digital simulcast upgrade, including the Broadcast Network Processor (BNP) for statistical multiplexing, transrating, grooming and ad splicing, Simulcast Edge Processor (SEP) for edge decoding, and Modular Media Converter (MMC) for ASI to Gigabit Ethernet conversion. The performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness of these products has already been proven in over 100 digital simulcast deployments throughout the Americas.
Cablemás is the second largest cable television operator in Mexico based on number of subscribers and homes passed. As of March 30, 2011, Cablemás’ cable network served one million cable television subscribers, 375,000 high-speed internet subscribers, and 210,000 telephony lines, with more than 2,900,000 homes passed.
Cablemás is operating in 49 cities throughout Mexico as of March 30, 2011.
Cablemás has consistently introduced innovative products in Mexico and provides a “Triple Play” bundled service package of cable television, high-speed internet and telephony.
More information about Cablemás can be found at www.cablemas.com.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multi-screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. The company’s success is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, ultra-dense modulation and statistical multiplexing. RGB’s solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators’ network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB’s products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 30+ countries. Venture capital firms Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners have invested $63 million in the company. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com.