ACTON, Mass., March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) today announced that Arqiva, one of the U.K.'s leading communications infrastructure and media services companies, is using SeaChange software and professional services to create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play, the new subscription-free connected TV offer from the UK's most-watched television service. Freeview is managed by DTV Services Ltd, a company owned and run by its five shareholders: BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva.
The SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen video platform provides Arqiva with the flexibility to aggregate, manage and deliver metadata from multiple sources for the Freeview electronic program guide for connected TVs and set-top boxes. It will enable Freeview viewers to navigate seamlessly between live TV and on-demand content, including programs offered through BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.
"The metadata system Arqiva is developing, utilizing SeaChange Adrenalin, will form the backbone of the new Freeview platform and sustain its value for years to come," said Tom Cape, Director of Connected Solutions at Arqiva. "SeaChange Adrenalin is ideal for the metadata system we are developing for the new Freeview Play service, designed to bring the benefits of connected TV to everyone."
"We're demonstrating the depth of Adrenalin capabilities in our new relationship with Arqiva," said Mischa Vos, VP Professional Services and Technical Support, SeaChange EMEA & APAC. "It shows how our software and services can bring new advantages to service providers of all types, as well as organizations such as Digital UK, which manages the UK's terrestrial TV platform."
A comprehensive multiscreen television platform, SeaChange Adrenalin enables video service providers to deliver advanced linear, time shift, VOD and nPVR services via a single, unified back office for a personalized experience. Arqiva will leverage the concept-through-commercialization capabilities of SeaChange Professional Services for customer integration, deployment and post-launch service monitoring and management.
About SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC) enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators and media companies 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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