The annual Cable Congress in London last week awarded the 2013 Cable Europe Innovation Award to VOO and SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) for VOO’s innovative multi-screen video service VOOmotion. Launched in December 2012 and now available to VOO’s triple-play customers across Belgium, VOOmotion is founded on SeaChange’s Adrenalin video platform and Nitro subscriber experience software. Award-winning highlights of VOOmotion ( http://www.voomotion.be/): - full HTML5-based service with intuitive navigation for tablets, smartphones and PCs; - access to 40 live TV channels and thousands of video-on-demand titles; - customers can switch anytime from any screen to another, including TV, buying a movie or an event on one screen, start to watch it on another screen, continue to watch it on yet another screen; - pay-per-event capability whereby customers can order individual football matches of the Belgian Premier League. The Cable Europe Innovation Award winner was determined by the attendees of Cable Congress 2013, having selected VOO and SeaChange’s entry out of several innovations by leading European cable operators. Cable Europe is the trade association that connects leading broadband cable TV operators and their national trade associations throughout the European Union. “VOOmotion stands out as a shining example of innovation that keeps the European cable industry dynamic and responsive to the competition of incumbent telco operators,” said Peter Percosan, Managing Director of Cable Europe Labs. “VOOmotion perfectly responds to an increasing demand from our customers to have access to any kind of video on multiple screens in the home or while on the move using VOO’s WiFi network,” said Nico Weymaere, Chief Technology Officer, VOO. “VOO has done an outstanding job with the introduction of VOOmotion and SeaChange is proud to be part of that success. VOOmotion is an excellent example of how the market knowledge of VOO as an operator, combined with the technological knowledge of SeaChange, results in a multi-screen video service that’s highly appreciated by VOO’s customers and industry peers,” said Andrei Noppe, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and APAC, SeaChange.
Based on an open service-oriented architecture, the SeaChange Adrenalin™ software is a comprehensive multi-screen video platform that enables service providers to manage, monetize and deliver a seamless video experience to subscribers across devices. The SeaChange Nitro™ subscriber experience application enables video service providers to make a seamless presentation of linear and on-demand content across devices with services including catch-up TV, search, recommendations, bookmarking, TV listings and social media. Taking the role of lead integrator on VOOmotion, SeaChange worked with third-party partners including ATES Networks and RGB Networks.SeaChange will demonstrate Adrenalin and Nitro at the TV Connect conference in London, March 19-21. Adrenalin is shortlisted for a 2013 TV Connect Industry Award in the category of Best Service Delivery Platform for IPTV & OTT. Nitro is shortlisted in the award category of Best Multi-screen Solution. About SeaChange InternationalRanked 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, IPTV 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 video platform, advertising and in-home offerings. SeaChange’s hundreds of customers are 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.