On Demand wins Greek IPTV order

On Demand Group, part of Seachange Int’l, has won the VOD and subscription VOD contract from OTE, Greece’s Hellenic Telecoms Organisation, for its upcoming IPTV service.

OTE’s FilmExpress transaction VOD (TVOD) service includes blockbuster movies from major Hollywood studios including Disney-ABC-ESPN Television (WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,), Universal Studios (Mamma Mia, The Incredible Hulk), Paramount Pictures (Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and Warner Bros. (Sweeney Todd, Batman: The Dark Knight), plus a selection of library titles from the above studios including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Disney-ABC-ESPN Television), The Bourne Identity (Universal Studios), Forrest Gump, (Paramount Pictures), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner Bros.). Subscribers to the service can select a movie of their choice for a 24-hour rental period with full DVD-like features including control to pause, fast forward, rewind or watch over again.

OTE’s FilmClub subscription VOD (SVOD) service includes a wide range of TV series from CBS (Sex and the City, Star Trek: Enterprise), HBO (The Sopranos, Entourage), HIT (Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine), Lions Gate (Mad Men, The Kill Point), and Warner Bros. (ER, Babylon 5), as well as documentaries from National Geographic. The SVOD service also includes library movies from HBO, Lions Gate, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros., and hundreds of international and local music videos from EMI, Universal Music and Sony Music. Subscribers will also receive more than 30 digital broadcast channels.

Tony Kelly, CEO of ODG said: “We are very pleased to be able to provide a compelling TVOD and SVOD offer to OTE for its IPTV launch. The range of movies, TV series, kids programming, documentaries and music videos will help to underpin the successful launch and regular and sustained viewing of VOD in Greece.”

On Demand Group provides services for customers such as Virgin Media, Kabel Deutschland, Unity Media, Telekom Austria and others. ODG is Virgin Media TV’s content management partner for their successful VOD service in the UK, which is the largest VOD service outside of North America with over 50m views per month.