SeaChange’s On Demand Group Signs Landmark Deal with CABLEVISION to Develop Video-on-Demand Services in Mexico
European VOD Leader On Demand Group Moves into Latin America
LONDON & MEXICO CITY – SeaChange International’s (Nasdaq: SEAC) On Demand Group, the leading European video-on-demand (VOD) aggregator, has signed a landmark deal with CABLEVISION, Mexico’s leading cable provider, to manage its VOD services. The deal marks On Demand Group’s first fully operational move into Latin America and will include CABLEVISION’s transaction video-on-demand (TVOD) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services.
On Demand Group specializes in the aggregation, content and service management of VOD services and is expert at working with operators and implementing marketing campaigns to maximize TVOD buying rates and SVOD subscribers and view rates. On Demand Group has successfully managed VOD and Pay Per View (PPV) services for major cable and telco operators including Virgin Media in the U.K., SFR in France, Kabel BW and Unity Media in Germany, OTE in Greece, TTNet in Turkey, and du in Dubai. The company also launched the first mobile SVOD TV services with Three in the U.K. and Vodacom in South Africa. The CABLEVISION service launch will mark the extension of On Demand Group’s reach to 19 platforms in 13 countries handling one billion VOD transactions per year in 10 languages.
CABLEVISION is the largest digital multiple system operator in Mexico and is part of Grupo Televisa, the largest Spanish-spoken communication enterprise in Mexico. CABLEVISION successfully launched VOD and Catch-Up services in 2010, and is the leader in triple play entertainment and communication services and in providing the latest convergent technology solutions.
“Our deal with CABLEVISION is an exciting stage in On Demand Group’s growth,” said Tony Kelly, CEO of On Demand Group. “We have built a specialist expertise in the development and management of VOD services with leading cable, telco and mobile operators in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and having undertaken various VOD consultancy projects with major operators in Brazil, we now look forward to working with CABLEVISION in Mexico as our first major operational deal in Latin America. This deal further demonstrates our premium content aggregation strategy and our ability to provide compelling TV-on-demand services, programming and marketing expertise to maximize VOD buy rates for multiple clients in multiple territories.”
About On Demand Group
On Demand Group develops and manages the on-demand businesses of a growing roster of market-leading service providers including Virgin Media in the UK, SFR Neuf in France, OTE in Greece, TTNET in Turkey, du in Dubai, SBB in Serbia and Slovenia, and mobile video TV SVOD services for Three in the U.K., and Vodacom in South Africa. Its On Demand Deutschland joint venture specializes in service to German-speaking countries and currently supports Telekom Austria, Kabel BW, 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, programs and promotions in English, French, German, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Serbian and Slovenian. On Demand Group is a subsidiary of multi-screen video software leader SeaChange International. Visitwww.ondemand.co.uk.
SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) is a global leader in multi-screen video and one of the largest software companies worldwide. The Company provides open, cloud-based, 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.
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