BigBand draws in a bunch of IP partners; ANDA partners with TVC Communications

>  BigBand has partnered up with Entone (IP media hubs), Orca Interactive (network-based program guides), Verimatrix (digital TV security systems) and Western Mediabridge (IPTV solutions) to provide end-to-end IP video solutions. News release.

> ANDA has established a distribution partnership with TVC Communications to deploy ANDA's carrier Ethernet technology for business services and backhaul for cable operators. News release.

> RF Micro Devices announced a group of broadband cable TV transmission products for cable operators that want to upgrade their network infrastructure to 1.2GHz to provide increased bandwidth for HDTV and emerging 3D HDTV. Story.

> Get ready to be dizzy. The upcoming Future of TVs Conference May 26-27 in Seattle will feature a 3D Theater in an attempt to showcase 3D TV and what it will mean to consumers in the future. News release.

And finally... Zodiac Interactive is showing off what it calls the "world's first server-based offering to deliver multi-screen, bi-directional connectivity between set-top boxes (STBs) and mobile Internet devices" at The Cable Show. News release.