Monday, October 20, 2014

Light Reading Webinar on Cloud DVR

Alticast CTO John Carlucci will be participating in a webinar hosted by Light Reading on October 28th at 11AM EST.  If you are interested in listening in, click here to register.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 am ET

Following Cablevision's successful deployment of network DVR services throughout the New York metro area, Comcast is now rolling out its new Cloud DVR service across its U.S. footprint. At the same time, an increasing number of cable equipment and software suppliers are introducing Cloud DVR solutions to pave the way for more rollouts. In this webinar, we will take a close look at the growing Cloud DVR phenomenon, explore its revenue potential, examine the challenges that lie ahead for cable operators, and see how these challenges can be overcome.
About the Speakers
Alan Breznick, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading
AlanAlan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years. As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics.Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.
Elad Nafshi,VP of Video Product Management, Comcast
Elad NafshiElad Nafshi comes to Comcast with a history and experience both inside and outside the cable industry. That diversity of background has served him well as he has managed the development and deployment of one of the company's largest single initiatives -- Comcast's all digital migration, which represents the world's largest transition to all digital media. In his current role as Vice President of Video Product Management he also leads the company’s key Cloud TV, cloud DVR and network based entertainment initiatives. Prior to this Nafshi held several product development and management roles at Comcast where he led several high-profile initiatives around Interactive Television, Addressable Advertising, Digital Set-Top-Boxes, On-Screen Guides and other key programs. Prior to coming to Comcast, Nafshi was with another cable concern, RCN Corporation, and led the product management and development group as this young company made inroads in a highly competitive industry. He launched a series of game-changing technologies including home security and monitoring, and various premium Internet subscription service that enabled the startup to capture share and consumer awareness against much larger competitors. Mr. Nafshi graduated from The Buchmann School of Law at Tel Aviv University in Israel with a focus on corporate and international law. He also holds a master's in business from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester in New York, where he specialized in electronic commerce and finance.
Peter Beecroft, VP Product Management, Alcatel-Lucent
AlanPeter joined the Velocix team from Alcatel-Lucent immediately after completion of the acquisition in 2009. Prior to Velocix, Peter contributed to the strategy group for Internet Protocol Routing & Transport (IPRT) at Alcatel Lucent where he was jointly responsible for the initiative which led to the Acquisition of Velocix. Since, 2001 Peter has held a number of product strategy, product management, architecture, Technical pre-sales and solution deployment roles at iMagicTV, Alcatel and Alcatel Lucent. Peter started his career as a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a Cambridge based computer company, and has progressed his Telecommunications and Media career through Ionica and BskyB in the UK . Peter is based out of Cambridge, UK and holds a HND in Computing from Cambridge College, England.
John Carlucci, CTO, Alticast
John CarlucciJohn Carlucci is the Chief Technology Officer at Alticast where he leads product and technology development. John is a technology leader and entrepreneur focusing on digital media and communications including networking, digital multimedia, interactive television, content security, graphics, and grid computing. He contributed to the success of industry stalwarts such as Sony, DiviCom/Harmonic, BigBand Networks and Clearleap. Mr. Carlucci spent half a decade as Chief Network Architect for Time Warner Cable as well as led the engineering department for cable industry joint venture Polycipher as VP of Engineering. His work includes Emmy Award winning industry-leading designs for both Start Over/Network DVR and Switched-digital video. Mr. Carlucci founded social TV pioneer FreedTV, leading development of next generation user video user experience. He has been awarded more than 20 U.S patents. He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and a Master's degree in electrical engineer, both from Cornell University College of Engineering.
David Grubb, CTO, ARRIS
AlanDavid Grubb III is CTO of Cloud Solutions at ARRIS. In this role, he is responsible for focusing on the development of the technology strategy and architecture for the evolution of ARRIS’s multiscreen video, advertising and service assurance software product lines. He is also responsible for leading the end-to-end integration architecture for multiscreen IPTV solutions leveraging the ARRIS product portfolio.Grubb holds nine patents and has published numerous papers on fiber optics and HFC network technology. He has also published and presented at numerous industry conferences. He holds a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Alticast at IBC

Click on the link below to see a video of a couple of Alticast's demonstrations at IBC, including Cloud UI, Cloud DVR and HMDI Media Express.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cloud UI

Click on the screen below to watch a demonstration of Alticast's Cloud UI by Alticast Director of Product Management, Susan Crouse.  For additional information, visit our website here.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alticast at SCTE

If you happen to be at Cable-Tec Expo this week, make sure to stop by the Alticast pedestal in the BTR Diamond Technology Review pavilion to see a demonstration of our 4 diamond awarded HDMI Media Express.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alticast’s HDMI Media Express “Set-Top Box on a Stick” Recognized in Prestigious Diamond Technology Reviews

Alticast’s Latest TV Everywhere Solution Recognized for Innovation in
Coveted Product Review Program

Alticast, a global partner for the delivery of media entertainment, today announced that its HDMI Media Express has received an exceptional “4 Diamond” rating in the Broadband Technology Report’s 2014 Diamond Technology Reviews, a highly regarded product review program that recognizes the best products and solutions for the cable television industry. 

Alticast’s HDMI Media Express works in conjunction with a home gateway or cloud-based IP content to enable operators to securely deliver live and on-demand programing to the large screen.  The small footprint of the device provides a TV Everywhere experience with its download-and-go and plug-and-play capability. The Alticast software integration on HDMI Media Express leverages both the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the popular pre-integrated software bundle endorsed by leading cable operators, and Alticast’s HTML5 TV Ready User Agent application framework.  This framework allows seamless operation of HTML5 and Android applications, allowing operators to deliver a multi-functional and multi-screen entertainment solution.

 “Receiving such high marks in this coveted product reviews program shows that cable industry experts recognize the value of HDMI Media Express and how it can be used by operators to expand their TV Everywhere services,” said John Carlucci, CTO, Alticast US. “Our HDMI Media Express solution represents a new paradigm for multi-screen IP video delivery, enabling operators to fully leverage the Cloud and home-based gateways to deliver new and compelling TV Everywhere services.”

“Operators are continually looking to expand their multiscreen capabilities and the Diamonds judges recognize the potential of Alticast’s HDMI Media Express to help MSOs offer new and irresistible viewing experiences,” said Tim Hermes, Publisher and Founder, Broadband Technology Report.

About Broadband Technology Report
Broadband Technology Report (BTR), celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, is the cable and telecom industry’s premier source for product and technology news, and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BTR’s portfolio includes online, print and video assets, all designed to help network operators build, upgrade and maintain high performance communications networks. BTR, backed by more than 70 years of combined industry experience, delivers its email, online, print and video production services to more than 18,500 subscribers. If you are interested in subscribing, consult

About the Diamond Technology Review program

The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) is a renowned industry program – now in its 9th year – that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Bright House, Buckeye, Comcast, Boyer Broadband, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable were among the third-party judges for the 2014 Diamonds. Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2013). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.