Sweden’s Com Hem Chooses SeaChange’s Adrenalin
ACTON, Mass. (March 20, 2013) – SeaChange
(NASDAQ: SEAC), a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, today announced that Sweden’s largest cable television operator, Com Hem, has selected the SeaChange AdrenalinTM video platform for its new TiVo service. Due for rollout later this year, Com Hem’s new offering will include broadcast TV channels, VOD (video-on-demand), catch-up TV and start-over for DVB-based (Digital Video Broadcasting) TiVo set-tops, LAN set-tops, smartphones and tablets.
Com Hem is the fastest growing TV distributor in Sweden. About 40 percent, or 1.75 million, of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network. This gives them access to Sweden’s widest range of TV channels, HDTV, and TV on Demand, as well as high speed broadband and fixed line services. Com Hem is the latest European operator to choose SeaChange’s next generation Adrenalin as a foundation for its VOD services. Adrenalin is based on an open service-oriented architecture which delivers a television experience that scales to serve millions of assets to any video device across multiple network types, either deployed in a network or in a hosted model. SeaChange’s customers across Europe serve an estimated 36 million subscribers on televisions, PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
Com Hem will use the Adrenalin video platform to integrate and manage a wide range of third-party components. These include TiVo’s client solution and other third-party vendors in the ecosystem. SeaChange will provide its Professional Services to handle integration, customization and deployment.
“Com Hem aims to offer subscribers the latest services in compelling bundles. With SeaChange’s technology and services we 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,” said Jens Persson, Manager R&D, Com Hem.
“We are delighted to support Com Hem in its rapid growth,” said Andrei Noppe, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and APAC, SeaChange. “Throughout Europe, customers come to SeaChange for our deep experience and expertise in on-demand service development. 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.”
About Com Hem
Com Hem is the leading supplier of pay television, high-speed broadband and fixed telephony in Sweden. Approximately 40%, 1.75 million, of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers attractively priced, high-quality and comprehensive services for television, broadband and fixed telephony. The company was established in 1983, is owned by BC Partners and has approximately 950 employees and head offices in Stockholm. www.comhem.se/ir.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) enables transformative multi-screen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, IPTV and mobile operators globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company’s superior video platform, advertising and in-home offerings.
SeaChange’s hundreds of customers are many of the world’s most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com.