SeaChange Wins Back Office Software Deployments for Liberty Global’s Horizon Next-Generation TV Platform
SeaChange Multi-Screen Back Office and Client Publishing Solutions Move into Horizon Commercial Services Starting This Year
ACTON, Mass. –
Multi-screen video solutions leader SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) today announced that Liberty Global, Inc. has selected SeaChange’s Adrenalin™ multi-screen video back office and client publishing solutions for Liberty Global’s Horizon
media and entertainment platform rollouts. Following current field trials, the multiple system operator is targeting commercial launch of Horizon at UPC in the Netherlands first, to be followed closely by launches at UPC Cablecom in Switzerland and Unitymedia in Germany.
The Horizon platform, unveiled on Sept. 8 at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, is a next-generation TV platform, providing not only video to TV screens but also to other devices, from PCs to tablets and smartphones. Using a simple and intuitive interface and a powerful recommendation engine, subscribers will be able to view and share the television experience and any content on multiple screens wirelessly throughout the home and on the go through device applications and web browsers.
SeaChange’s Adrenalin video back office
, the on-demand foundation for several Liberty Global operations worldwide, is being deployed to automate Horizon’s on-demand television offering. SeaChange provides a range of video back office and multi-screen software solutions for Liberty Global systems in Europe including UPC Netherlands, UPC Cablecom (Switzerland) and UPC Poland and, in Latin America, for Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and VTR in Chile. Liberty Global's systems also leverage SeaChange Professional Services
for systems planning, integration and deployment.
“We selected SeaChange software and services as a key contributor to the overall Horizon experience. The Adrenalin system helps us deliver our multi-screen video offering seamlessly to our customers,” said Ryc Brownrigg, Vice President Digital Technology at Liberty Global.
“Horizon promises to be one of most innovative video platforms anywhere and SeaChange is very proud to have been chosen to provide its products and capabilities to help Liberty Global expand its global business yet again,” said Erwin van Dommelen, President of SeaChange Software.
Liberty Global selected SeaChange for a 2011 Vendor Award for ‘Best Innovation/Breakthrough Supplier’ as part of a group of eleven partners who jointly contributed to the innovations of Horizon with exceptionally strong collaboration on this breakthrough product suite. SeaChange’s Adrenalin multi-screen video back office solution has been deployed by seven operators worldwide since its launch last October, in addition to hundreds of SeaChange Axiom and eventIS back office deployments.
SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is a global leader in multi-screen video and one of the largest software companies worldwide. The Company provides innovative, Emmy award-winning solutions and services for back office, advertising, content, in-home devices and broadcast to hundreds of media companies, including all major cable operators in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, plus other blue-chip companies such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Hutchison Whampoa, Vodacom and DISH Network. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com.