Adelphia Powers VOD in Southern California with Concurrent MediaHawk

11/12/2003 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a worldwide leader of on-demand technology that is shaping the future of television, announced that Adelphia Communications has chosen its MediaHawk® 4G On-Demand Platform for delivery of its OnDemand service in its Los Angeles market launch. Digital customers in the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills will begin receiving the Adelphia OnDemand service by the end of November. The service areas represent a total of 63,000 homes.

Tapping Concurrent’s commercial on-demand deployment experience, Adelphia OnDemand will bring Adelphia digital cable customers a broader offering of movies and programs with DVD-like control of their viewing experience. This added control allows customers to begin viewing available programs whenever they like, with stop, pause, rewind, and fast forward functionality at their own convenience. An additional feature allows users to view a selected movie as many times as they like within 24 hours at no additional charge.

Most of Adelphia’s remaining Los Angeles service areas will introduce VOD over the next 12 months. Customers in the enabled areas will have access to a wide variety of content offerings, some priced similarly to video store rental, others at no additional charge:

“Introducing VOD is another demonstration of Adelphia’s commitment to being the preferred provider for video and data service in southern California,” said Regional Senior Vice President Lee Perron. “With Adelphia OnDemand, digital cable customers will have access to their own personal video storewithout leaving their home or dealing with late fees. Adelphia intends to provide the best possible OnDemand service, and we will increase and improve the programming available over the next several months.”

Concurrent’s MediaHawk 4G On-Demand Platform delivers the latest on-demand services, including Video-On-Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD (SVOD) and Free-On-Demand (FOD), to Adelphia’s Los Angeles digital customers. Concurrent’s 4th generation architecture includes proven hardware, extensive software, integration expertise and world-class customer service for a complete on-demand solution.

Adelphia OnDemand does not require any additional equipment or effort on the part of the viewer. Any Adelphia Digital Cable customer in an enabled market has access to Adelphia OnDemand via the remote control ‘Menu’ button. A clearly defined menu structure allows customers to browse intuitively through a variety of easy-to- understand categories and listings. Selections are made with a single button on the remote and a confirmation screen removes the risk of accidental purchases.

About Adelphia
Adelphia Communications Corporation is the fifth-largest cable television company in the country. It serves 3,500 communities in 31 states and Puerto Rico, and offers analog and digital cable services, high-speed Internet access (Adelphia PowerLink), and other advanced services.

About Concurrent
Concurrent Computer Corporation ( is a worldwide leader in providing digital VOD systems to the broadband industry and real-time computer systems for industry and government. Concurrent's VOD systems are utilized within the broadband cable, DSL, and hospitality markets. Within the digital cable market, Concurrent is a recognized leader, currently serving nine major cable operators in 67 markets with over 4.5 million digital subscribers. Concurrent's proven technology provides a flexible, comprehensive, robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. The company's powerful and scalable VOD systems are based on open standards and are integrated with the leading broadband technologies. Concurrent is also a leading provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions, and software that focus on hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, and industrial control systems for commercial and government markets. Concurrent has over 35 years of experience in real-time technology and provides its best of breed solutions through offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

For additional company or product information from Concurrent Computer Corporation, please contact Concurrent Computer Corporation, 4375 River Green Parkway, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096. Call toll free in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 978-7363, fax (678) 258-4199. Readers can also access information through the company's Web site at

Concurrent Computer Corporation, its logo and MediaHawk are registered and unregistered trademarks of Concurrent Computer Corporation.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: