Motorola recently announced they are purchasing small software company Vertasent, that makes software to control VOD and IPTV networks. You'll probably never see their logo on your cable box or a product on the shelf, so why does this matter? Their platform allows operators to much better manage their bandwidth, meaning more HDTV. More HD channels, more HD VOD, etc. They include support for the switched digital systems used by Comcast and Time Warner, which Motorola expects to see a lot of progress in rolling out in late 2007 once two way CableCards have become available.

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Motorola acquires digital video software maker