SOURCE: BigBand Networks, Inc.

September 16, 2008 05:30 ET

Bright House Selects BigBand Networks for Its Switched Digital Video Deployments

Six of the Top 10 Cable Operators Have Deployed, or Are in the Process of Deploying, BigBand's SDV, Surpassing More Than 16 Million Households Passed

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leading innovator in digital video networking, today announced that Bright House Networks (BHN) has completed installation of the first phase of its switched digital video solution (SDV) in Orlando, Florida. BHN has also begun deployment of BigBand SDV in Tampa, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana. BigBand also announced that its switched digital video solution is now deployed or being deployed to pass more than 16 million households.

"We selected BigBand Networks for our SDV roll outs not only because the company has a proven SDV solution but because BigBand has the ability to deploy SDV rapidly," said Jeff Chen, senior vice president of advanced technologies at Bright House. "BigBand's professionalism and expertise are helping accelerate our implementation of switched digital video. I'm especially pleased with the tight integration between our respective teams."

With the addition of BHN, BigBand has been selected to provide its SDV solution to the top six MSOs in the country today. The wealth of experience that BigBand has accumulated over these deployments enables the company's professional services team to install and initiate the turn up of a switched digital video system in 90 days or fewer.

"At Bright House, we continue to demonstrate that switched digital video can be rapidly deployed when done so by experts familiar with the technology." said David Heard, BigBand's chief operating officer. "Once in place, BigBand SDV provides cable operators with a proven, reliable and cost-effective way to offer broader choices of HD and SD programming. It also opens the door to an evolution towards increasingly personalized television experiences."

BigBand's SDV solution has been deployed, or is in the process of being deployed, by six of the top 10 operators across 28 cable systems that pass more than 16 million households. Switched digital video is built to enable dramatic savings in bandwidth consumption, allowing cable operators to increase revenues via expanded program offerings and the delivery of advanced advertising and personalized content.

Please visit 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 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.

About Bright House Networks (BHN)

Bright House Networks is the nation's 6th largest MSO with 2.4 million customers in several large markets including Bakersfield, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Orlando, Florida (Central Florida Division) and Tampa Bay, Florida along with several other smaller systems in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The high-growth Tampa/Central Florida markets are contiguous and form one of the country's largest cable clusters. BHN's corporate locations are in Syracuse, New York and Orlando, Florida.

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

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 BrightHouse Networks 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 switched digital video solution, 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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