CableLabs working on SIP extensions for business voice; Europe's 3D TV demo goes live May 4

> CableLabs has been working with the SIP Forum and Internet Engineering Task Force to add extensions to its DOCSIS PacketCable program to support business voice services. Story.

> John Lennon would really get into there latest version of Widevine's DRM platform: number four, number four, number four. Anyway, Widevine's Version 4.4.4 software, among other things, supports HSTSTP adaptive streaming for smooth playback of content even with fluctuating bandwidth. News release.

> For those of you turning blue from holding your breath, Consumerist has announced its Final Four in the worst companies in America competition and Comcast is still in play along with Bank of America, Cash4Gold and Ticketmaster. Now there's some attractive company. Story.

> Competitive cable provider Knology is going all out to tell people about its first quarter results via a real-time webcast and simulcast conference call May 5. News release.

> SES Astra has officially launched Europe's first 3D demo channel and plans to go live to the public May 4 in time for the opening of ANGA Cable. Story.

> Australian operator FetchTV will use Orca Interactive middleware and applications to supply its RIGHTv IPTV service. News release.

> It's tough for a vendor to get cable operators to confirm anything so Convergys has announced two contract renewals for its Smart BSS technology with "a leading provider of digital cable TV, phone and high-speed Internet services" and "a top 25 communications provider offering digital cable." Let the guessing games begin. News release.