SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC), a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced availability of their joint Cardio solution for cable television operators to deliver an advanced video-on-demand (VOD) experience to subscribers using TiVo set-tops including the latest multi-tuner DVR models. This new generation Cardio solution now supports Cisco digital cable platforms in addition to Motorola platforms.
Cardio comprises SeaChange’s interactive consumer electronics gateway software and servers that interface directly and seamlessly to TiVo’s user interface and TiVo’s set-top boxes including the Premiere, Premiere Q and Preview models. New Cardio features will enable even the largest of operators to deploy an integrated VOD experience to millions of subscribers. Working seamlessly with the SeaChange Axiom on Demand VOD back office and next generation SeaChange Adrenalin multi-screen video back office, Cardio allows subscribers with TiVo boxes to enjoy a cable operator’s complete VOD library including high definition content.
“Cardio improves upon a simple and hugely popular goal to give operators more choice in set-tops and subscriber experience while further leveraging their SeaChange video back office,” said Anthony Landamia, executive director, product management, SeaChange. “SeaChange and TiVo solved a fundamental challenge for operators who invested in VOD yet wanted to expand set-top options without disruption. Its capabilities will continue to evolve and support more devices and digital network vendors.”
David Sandford, vice president and general manager of TiVo's Service Provider Business said, "We are pleased to continue working with SeaChange to enhance the features available through Cardio, enabling operators to leverage their VOD infrastructure investments while taking advantage of TiVo's proven advanced television solution. Through using TiVo and SeaChange’s integrated solution, operators can quickly and cost effectively deploy a best-in-class experience that is customized to them."