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SeaChange's On Demand Group Appoints Georges Dabaghi to General Manager of Middle East Region
February 01, 2010

ACTON, Mass. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The leading enabler of on-demand television globally SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC) has appointed Georges Dabaghi to the new position of general manager to oversee Middle East regional sales and market development for its content management subsidiary, On Demand Group, Ltd.  Dabaghi will establish a Middle East base office in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.  This announcement closely follows UAE integrated telecom service provider du’s IPTV video-on-demand service launch, which is fully managed by On Demand Group.

Dabaghi, joining On Demand Group directly from a four-year post as Middle East & Africa sales director with Motorola’s IPTV-focused unit, will also support opportunities for regional deployment of SeaChange IPTV middleware and video servers, three-screen video solutions and on-demand software products of eventIS, a SeaChange Company.

“Around the world SeaChange Companies are helping to make the pipeline to any screen and fill it with the best movie and television content,” said Tony Kelly, CEO, On Demand Group.  “Georges Dabaghi is well known in this community after years of significant telecommunications networks and services rollouts here and clearly he can enhance our customers’ advantage as we continue to focus on their distinct requirements.”

As General Manger, Middle East, On Demand Group, Dabaghi will help operators expand their on-demand content offerings and consumer marketing capabilities, as well as develop new customers and support regionally-based technology and distribution partners for SeaChange Companies.  Prior to leading Middle East sales and bid operations with Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, Dabaghi was a senior manager of telco solutions sales for SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications).  He also held Middle East telco development and sales positions with AT&T, Lucent and Nortel.
 

Image: Georges Dabaghi, general manager, Middle East, On Demand Group.  To download a full-size image, please click here.

Dabaghi holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from McGill University; a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a Bachelors of Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University.  He is a member of IEEE and IEE.
 
Georges Dabaghi may be contacted at Tel: +971-50-6554258 and E-mail: georges.dabaghi@ondemand.co.uk.

About On Demand Group
Based in London and serving cable, telco and mobile operators globally, On Demand Group uniquely combines its unparalleled stable of studio relationships and extensive regional content rights portfolio with comprehensive retail marketing and business development capabilities to create some of the world’s largest and most successful video-on-demand services.  The Company specializes in content lifecycle management, from acquisition through full monetization, today enabling the highest quality video-on-demand services across millions of TVs, phones and broadband connections.  On Demand Group is a subsidiary of video-on-demand, IPTV and advertising software and systems leader SeaChange International.
 

About SeaChange
SeaChange International is a leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for video-on demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition, monetization and management.  Its powerful open VOD and advertising software and scalable hardware enable cable and telco operators, as well as broadcasters, to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery.  With its Emmy Award-winning and patented technology, thousands of SeaChange deployments are helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and increase revenues.  Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit  www.schange.com
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