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J:COM deploys ActiveVideo cloud after two years of tweaks

Arris and Charter’s joint cloud-based technology arm, ActiveVideo, says it has landed a deal at Japanese operator J:COM (Jupiter Telecommunications), to virtualize VoD functions in its set top environment for pay TV subscribers – claiming this is the first deployment of the technology in Japan. Yet we noticed that J:COM has been on ActiveVideo’s customer list since before its takeover by Arris and Charter two years ago, so there were immediate doubts that this week’s press release was actually proclaiming anything new. Arris confirmed this with Faultline Online Reporter, saying that there was already a deal in place for ActiveVideo at J:COM, but this week’s announcement is for deployment at scale. It is unclear for now why it has taken…

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