Layer3 TV plots digital hybrid TV service
| 02 December 2014
Cable provider Layer3 TV has selected SeaChange International as a key vendor for its in-home platform, which will launch in 2015.
Layer3 TV will use SeaChange's open Nucleus video gateway software to deliver a blended service that includes television, social and digital distribution. It plans to use cloud-based services that orchestrate video delivery from a number of sources; using a variety of devices at home, consumers will be able to search, stream and store TV programmes, movies and personal video, and enjoy powerful applications including whole-home DVR.
"Nucleus is helping Layer3 TV hit the ground running with an array of capabilities that can quickly evolve with consumer habits and preferences," said Layer3 TV CEO Jeff Binder. "Building our in-home strategy with SeaChange's software and systems integration expertise puts us in control of our gateway hardware options and lets us keep our focus on innovating at the service layer for high impact subscriber engagement across devices."
"Layer3 TV is preparing to transform video services and SeaChange is thrilled to be its partner in delivering a breakthrough service-oriented IP gateway," added SeaChange CEO Jay Samit. "Nucleus puts our customers in the best possible position for capturing the opportunities raised by disruptive technologies. We're eager to support Layer3 TV as it enhances the programming and distribution ecosystem with vastly differentiated entertainment experiences."