IBC 2015: ROK Mobile, SeaChange prep mobile video service


Michelle Clancy

| 14 September 2015

ROK Mobile and SeaChange International are prepping a premium video service, set to launch in the US in the first quarter of 2016.

The service will feature Hollywood and international blockbuster movies and television series, as well as popular niche content from cult TV and movies, to anime, animation for young adults, extreme sports and curated short-form content.

The video service will be an added value to ROK Mobile plans, which include unlimited talk, text, data and music. SeaChange is providing the OTT platform and mobile video content for iOS and Android.

"There are many different mobile service providers out there as well as numerous options for streaming films and video, but with our service we can offer them together in one affordable service," said Jonathan Kendrick, chairman of ROK Mobile. "This is a complete game-changer for both the telecom and entertainment industries "SeaChange is the perfect partner to enable ROK Mobile to deliver reliable and scalable premium video content to the millions of mobile users that want to enjoy TV, movies and video entertainment across any connected device."

The move comes as Verizon gears up to launch its own mobile video service, Go90.