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March 28, 2013

Com Hem Picks SeaChange Adrenalin Video Platform for New TiVo Service

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

The largest cable television operator in Sweden, Com Hem (News - Alert) has selected the SeaChange Adrenalin video platform for its new TiVo (News - Alert) service.

Schedule for a rollout later this year, Com Hem’s new offering is expected to include broadcast TV channels, video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV and start-over for digital video broadcasting (DVB)-based  TiVo set-tops, LAN set-tops, smartphones and tablets.

Adrenalin is SeaChange’s next-generation Web-centric video platform for multi-screen support. It uses an open, service-oriented architecture (SOA) to deliver a consistent television experience, scaling to serve millions of video assets to thousands of device types across multiple networks, according to SeaChange.

In Sweden, nearly 40 percent of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network. With the help of the Adrenalin video platform, Com Hem intends to integrate and manage a wide range of third-party components, including TiVo’s client solution, and other third-party vendors in the ecosystem.

SeaChange will offer a series of Professional Services as well. Company officials said their professional services will handle integration, customization and deployment.

“Com Hem aims to offer subscribers the latest services in compelling bundles,” said Jens Persson, manager of R&D at Com Hem, adding that with SeaChange’s technology and services, the company can do that.

“The open Adrenalin architecture means we can integrate our existing equipment and systems effortlessly. And because it’s easy to expand, the back office can grow as quickly as we do,” Persson added.

SeaChange enables transformative multi-screen video services via an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, IPTV (News - Alert) and mobile operators globally.

“Our agreement with Com Hem marks continued expansion of SeaChange’s strong presence in the Nordic and Baltic region, with customers from Denmark to Estonia,” said Andrei Noppe, senior vice president and general manager for EMEA and APAC, SeaChange.

Recently, the company demonstrated how service providers can capture new consumer video platforms for their broadcast and on-demand offerings.

Edited by Braden Becker

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