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SeaChange at IBC 2010 Demonstrates Open Solutions Supporting Multi-Screen Video Services
Demos Start with PC, Mobile and TV Viewer Experience and Drill Down into Back Office and Content Acquisition; Solutions Scalable to Millions of Subscribers Serve Tablet TV, Home Gateways, Over-the-Top and 3D
September 08, 2010
ACTON, Mass. & EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – With multi-screen video services underway around the world, the SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) Companies, including eventIS and On Demand Group, are using IBC 2010 to show how the world’s television operators are transforming to deliver personalized video services beyond set-tops to millions of subscribers and video devices.  SeaChange will guide visitors through a wide open software ecosystem that’s proven to bring multi-screen services from concept to consumers on a rapid timeline.  

Live demonstrations will span television’s greatest growth opportunities including mobile streaming, home media management, over-the-top video and multi-screen TV advertising.  Throughout stand 1.C27 the SeaChange Companies will show video technologies deployed for StarHub, Three (U.K.), 3 Italia, Vodacom and others.  

“We’ll show IBC attendees what they can achieve on a rapid timeline in highly scalable and personalized multi-screen television,” said Erwin van Dommelen, President of Software, SeaChange.  “We are moving quickly to extend an open ecosystem of products that has already produced early industry milestones.”
 
The ecosystem of multi-screen solutions, applications and services at IBC 2010 will center on the eventIS converged Service Delivery Platform (cSDP) and show how operators are optimizing subscriber experiences, operations and revenue potential:
 
Simplifying the back office and acquisition
- Multi-source, multi-format video content management enabled by eventIS cSDP 
- QoS assurance with Digimetrics integrated with eventIS cSDP 
- Schedule management to enrich EPGs and PSI/SI generation for DVB network configuration
- On-demand service monitoring and PSI/SI verifier
- Content watermarking with Civolution
 
Ensuring service monetization
- Complete solution for advertising insertion in linear TV channels in multi-screen environments, comprising SeaChange’s world-leading Spot system with RGB Networks’ Video Multiprocessing Gateway
 
Creating the consumer experience
- Time-shifting services including StartOver TV, Catch-up TV and network PVR, as well as personal channels and content recommendations in conjunction with Aprico
- Seamless multi-format video streaming to Apple iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and other PC and mobile clients
- Common Interface Plus (CI+) from Smit with S&T applications showing interactive TV without a set-top box
- SeaChange’s VividLogic home media gateway leveraging Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) to enable whole-home DVR and IP delivery of photos, music and stored and live video to connected CE devices  throughout the home 
- Over-the-top streaming to a Humax set-top box
- Other integrated cable, IPTV and hybrid set-tops from ADB, Albis (with Zappware applications), Conax, and Intek (with Cubiware applications)
- 3D content playout from SeaChange streaming solutions
 
Elsewhere during IBC 2010
Multi-screen service creation insights and lessons learned will be delivered by Simon McGrath, SeaChange Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Alliances, in the Sept. 13 IBC conference session “Engagement and Monetization for Mobile TV and Mobile Applications” with operators Orange, Eircom and Modern Times Group.  

Also, on Sept. 10 at IBC, Cable & Satellite International magazine will announce the CSI Awards winners.  This year’s shortlist includes U.K. mobile operator Three’s breakthrough TV on Demand mobile subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, which was nominated for the category of best mobile TV technology or service.  Based on SeaChange and On Demand Group technology and services, TV on Demand combines top television programming, flexible subscription pricing and seamless access from a wide range of mobile handsets.
 
About SeaChange International and The SeaChange Companies
SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) 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. SeaChange Companies include Eindhoven, Netherlands-based eventIS and London-based On Demand Group.  Visit www.schange.com.
 
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