Yesterday (Oct 20, 2011), Cisco announced it acquired BNI Video. BNI video was a venture-funded company, launched in 2009, that had raised $17 million in venture funding from the venture arms of Comcast, Cisco, Time Warner as well as leading Boston area VC firms. BNI’s products are focused on better managing multi-screen delivery – specifically back-office (OSS/BSS) management of a modern internet-oriented Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as CDN analytics. BNI’s offerings will be rolled into Cisco’s Videoscape solutions, which are aimed at reinforcing Cisco’s Telcos wins for IPTV solutions, as well as providing cable companies a bridge from legacy QAM solutions to IP video solutions. Cisco plans to provide further integration of BNI’s solution into its internal CDN (CDS – for Content Delivery System), as well as continuing to support integration with other CDNs.