SeaChange debuts at CES with hybrid TV focus

Michelle Clancy | 19-12-2013

Increasingly, viewers are looking for personalised hybrid TV services that combine digital content and over-the-top (OTT) services with traditional television. SeaChange International plans to use its debut at 2014 International CES in January to showcase its platforms for operators looking to roll out blended services.

The vendor plans to demonstrate software and services that power multiscreen offerings, including blended entertainment services incorporating video-on-demand (VOD), linear television and OTT. Specifically, the company said that it plans to showcase headed and headless media gateways based on SeaChange Nucleus and the industry Reference Design Kit (RDK); the pay-as-you-grow SeaChange Cloud Adrenalin service; and unified multi-device subscriber experiences built with SeaChange Nitro.

"Television service providers are in the best position to bridge the gulf between consumer satisfaction and the disparate array of content choices," said Alan Hoff, SeaChange's vice president of strategic marketing. "Blended entertainment services are emerging to unite whatever consumers want in TV and OTT through the convenience of a single provider relationship that works at home and on the go."

SeaChange Nucleus gateway software, integrated with Adrenalin and multiple customer premises equipment makes and models, will demonstrate media sharing, whole home DVR and other popular capabilities across connected home devices and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) clients, which offer peer-to-peer connections between devices. Leveraging the RDK, Nucleus demonstrations will include the recently launched NETGEAR HMG7000 headless media gateway, and other integration examples.