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20th Century Fox and ODG launch new content

by david.nunes



LONDON (Tuesday 23 August) – SeaChange International’s subsidiary On Demand Group (ODG) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced a cross-territory deal to provide the latest Fox blockbuster and library movie titles to ODG Transactional Video-on-Demand (TVOD) services in Greece, Cyprus, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, and Morocco.


Under the terms of the deal, consumers of ODG’s operator clients in the territories with TVOD access will be able to watch the latest blockbusters such as; Gulliver’s Travels, Rio, and 127 Hours, and library favourites such as; I,Robot, The Last King of Scotland, The Devil Wears Prada and Night at The Museum. ODG’s operator clients in the territories included in the deal include, OTE in Greece, PrimeTel in Cyprus, and du in UAE.


Tony Kelly, CEO of On Demand Group, said, “We’re very pleased to bring content from one of the world’s premier movie studios to our clients in South Eastern Europe and the Middle East, which is further evidence of our successful cross-territory content aggregation strategy and the development of compelling VOD services that we bring to operators. We fully expect to be able to announce further operator contracts in both regions shortly as further evidence of our rapid growth.”


Kristen Finney, Vice President, International PPV, VOD and EST, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment says; “Fox is committed to responding to consumer demand for choice by delivering quality content in the most flexible and convenient ways possible. We are therefore delighted to be working with On Demand Group to provide its customers direct access to an impressive line-up of Fox movies in the comfort of their own home.”


On Demand Group develops and manages the on-demand businesses of a growing roster of market-leading service providers including Virgin Media in the U.K., SFR Neuf in France, OTE in Greece and TTNET in Turkey and du in Dubai, among others.  Its On Demand Deutschland joint venture specializes in service to German-speaking countries and currently supports Telekom Austria, Unity Media, Kabel Deutschland and others.  On Demand Group’s service and technology suite, including the VZ and Adrenalin content management platforms is engaged in whole or in part by the service providers who are today proliferating high-quality streamed video to millions of cable, IPTV and mobile subscribers.  The company produces and processes movies, programmes and promotions in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, and Arabic.  


About On Demand Group

On Demand Group specializes in content lifecycle management for video-on-demand, from acquisition through full monetization, today enabling the highest quality services across millions of TVs, phones and broadband connections.  The company’s unique multi-screen approach enables cable, telco and broadband service providers to develop an integrated, cross-platform content offer.  ODG is a subsidiary of SeaChange International, the global leader in multi-screen video..SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC).  Visit www.ondemand.co.uk.


About SeaChange

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 multiple system operators in the U.S., 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.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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