ACTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Next generation cable provider Layer3 TV has selected SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) 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 market-leading service that incorporates the best of television, social and digital life – all within the existing distribution paradigm. Layer3 was singled out as the TV industry's new "cool kid" by Multichannel News on the heels of the 2014 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in September.
Nucleus positions Layer3 TV for rapid innovation of cloud-based services that orchestrate video delivery from a variety of sources together with social media for today's digital lifestyle. Using a variety of devices at home, consumers will be able to search, stream and store TV programs, 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," said 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."
SeaChange's video gateway software has been selected by several service providers globally including two of the world's largest. With over 2,000 features available, Nucleus presents an unsurpassed environment for advanced services such as media sharing, whole home DVR, guides and apps across every IP device at home – from TVs and PCs to tablets, smartphones and game consoles.
Created to empower video service providers to break the gridlock in customer premises equipment choices, Nucleus is pre-integrated with an extensive and growing list of set-tops and chipsets from the world's leading manufacturers. Layer3 TV has engaged SeaChange Professional Services for Nucleus integration and testing with their chosen 4K IP set-top.
Learn more about Nucleus at www.schange.com/solutions-products/products/nucleus.
About Layer3 TV, Inc.
Layer3 TV, Inc. is a next generation cable provider spearheading a new era of home media, combining the best of television, social and digital life. Founded in 2013 by cable veterans, the company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Layer3 TV is backed by some of the most respected names in private equity, venture capital and entertainment including TPG, North Bridge Venture Partners and Evolution Media Capital. To learn more visit www.layer3tv.com.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International (Nasdaq:SEAC) enables transformative multiscreen 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 multiscreen, 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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