ACTON, Mass., April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC), a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, today announced the appointment of software development veteran Shiva Patibanda to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Patibanda will direct the Company's technology strategy and contribute to its overall strategic growth initiatives, while continuing to lead the In-Home business.
As General Manager of SeaChange's Silicon Valley-based In-Home business, Mr. Patibanda leads the team that is responsible for the creation and delivery of the SeaChange Nucleus video gateway software. He founded VividLogic, Inc. in 1999, a leading producer of embedded software for television set-top boxes and other consumer electronics, which was acquired by SeaChange in 2010 and provided the foundation for the In-Home business.
"Shiva has a strong track record for software product innovation and delivery for SeaChange's core video service provider customers," said Raghu Rau, CEO, SeaChange. "His entrepreneurial spirit and approach for working in close collaboration with our customers' technology leaders and standards-setting bodies has resulted in the creation of market defining products. I have tremendous confidence in Shiva's ability to lead our technology strategy and help ensure SeaChange's achievement of its strategic growth initiatives for expansion into new products and new markets."
"Our breakthrough accomplishments with Nucleus and our other next generation products demonstrate the capacity of SeaChange to introduce innovation and value for our customers," Mr. Patibanda commented. "I'm deeply honored to step into the CTO role and help SeaChange to optimize its strategy and resources for the continued delivery of market-disrupting software technologies."
Mr. Patibanda has served as chairman of the Home Audio Video Interoperability consortium and also served on the board of the IEEE 1394 Trade Association. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University.
Note to editors: A downloadable photo of Shiva Patibanda is available at http://www.schange.com/photos.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International (Nasdaq:SEAC) enables transformative multi-screen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company's superior multi-screen, advertising and video gateway software products.
SeaChange's customers include many of the world's most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. 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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