SOURCE: BigBand Networks

August 19, 2008 07:00 ET

BigBand Networks Brings Switched Digital Video to Digeo's Moxi HD-DVR Platform

Expanded HD and Niche Program Lineups Can Be Accessed Quickly and Intuitively

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading innovator in video networking and Digeo, a pioneer in high definition cable products, today announced that Digeo's Moxi High Definition Digital Video Recorder (HD-DVR) will be integrated with BigBand's switched digital video (SDV) solution. This interoperability should enable consumers to conveniently enjoy more HDTV and niche programming than ever before.

"We're pleased to add BigBand's outstanding SDV solution to our Moxi HD platform," said Greg Gudorf, chief executive officer for Digeo. "This will dramatically increase the amount of HD content that can be delivered to cable subscribers while enabling them to discover, experience and share high def entertainment."

BigBand's SDV solution will be deployed in conjunction with Digeo's latest Moxi HD-DVR cable box. The Moxi HD-DVR is the newest product to feature the award-winning Moxi user interface which can now offer cable subscribers nearly twice the storage capacity of previous units.

"We're delighted to integrate our SDV solution with Digeo's award-winning Moxi platform," said David Heard, BigBand's chief operating officer. "This partnership is another way for service providers to meet consumers' insatiable demand for more HD content."

BigBand Networks has integrated, or is in the process of integrating, its switched digital video solution in Motorola, Cisco, and DVB conditional access systems, the only vendor, the company believes, that has demonstrated such versatility. BigBand switched digital video is interoperable with five electronic programming guides.

Visit http://www.digeo.com/tech.aspx to learn more about Digeo's Moxi platform. Go to http://www.bigbandnet.com/index.php/sol_switch_dv.html for more information on BigBand Networks' switched digital video solutions or email us at info@bigbandnet.com.

About Digeo

Digeo, Inc. creates state-of-the-art home entertainment technologies, including digital media recorder (DMR) platforms and services. The company's mission is to enable the best consumer experience in high-definition entertainment for the connected home. Digeo's flagship product -- the two-time Emmy® Award-winning Moxi Media Center -- serves as a hub for whole-home distribution of digital entertainment and more than 400,000 units have been shipped to more than 100 markets by eight cable operators nationwide. The company also licenses its technology to third-party companies as the user interface, application or customer connection portal to drive their products or services. Backed primarily by Paul Allen's Vulcan, Inc., Digeo is based in Kirkland, Wash. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com. For a virtual demo of the Moxi Menu, please visit www.moxi.com.

About BigBand Networks

BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND) provides broadband service providers with innovative network solutions designed to make it easier to move, manage and monetize video. These solutions are based on BigBand's video networking platforms that are built to enable efficient and reliable delivery across a wide range of services, including digital TV, high definition TV, advanced advertising, video-on-demand and interactive TV. BigBand Networks' customers include more than 200 service providers -- including six of the ten largest service providers in the U.S. -- and leading cable and telco service providers in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, Calif., with offices worldwide. For additional information about the company, please call +1.650.995.5000, email info@bigbandnet.com or visit www.bigbandnet.com.

Digeo, Moxi, and their respective logos are the trademarks of Digeo, Inc. BigBand Networks' brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of BigBand Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to the functionality, programming potential and other potential benefits to be derived by our customers from the use of the BigBand's switched digital video solution, forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for BigBand's products, design flaws in BigBand's switched digital video solution, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in BigBand's ability to deliver or decisions to discontinue its products and services, or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in BigBand's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. BigBand Networks is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

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