ACTON, Mass., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leveraging software and services from SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC), the eagerly anticipated BBC Store download-to-own service has begun opening a massive catalogue of new and archived BBC programs dating back over half a century. Created by BBC's commercial division, BBC Worldwide, BBC Store debuted last month with over 7,000 hours of content, and will add up to 70 hours weekly from new BBC programs plus older shows from the BBC Television Archive.
Chosen as a key technology and services partner, SeaChange provides the vital back office functions for metadata management, as well as supporting content curation, through its massively scalable cloud-based OTT platform.
"Our technology partners including SeaChange have helped us to make it really easy for audiences to buy the shows they love and enjoy them on laptops, tablets and smartphones," said David Gibbons, Director of Global Operations, BBC Worldwide.
"We're delighted to help bring the BBC's unmatched archive to life for U.K. consumers," said Rochus Schreiber, SVP, Services & GM, EMEA SeaChange. "Our technologies and services are at the core of the BBC Store hosted in the cloud as the central point of content and product management."
About SeaChange International
Enabling our customers to deliver billions of premium video streams across a matrix of pay-TV, OTT and mobile platforms, SeaChange (Nasdaq:SEAC) empowers service providers, content owners and brand advertisers to entertain audiences, engage consumers and expand business opportunities. As a three-time Emmy award-winning organization with over 20 years of experience, we give media businesses the content management, delivery, measurement and analytics capabilities they need to craft an individualized branded experience for every viewer that sets the pace for quality and value worldwide. For more information, please visit www.schange.com.
About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC's brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.
In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:
Source:SeaChange International, Inc.