ACTON, Mass., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEAC), a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, today announced the appointment of global television technology sales veteran Ray Fitzgerald to Senior Vice President of Sales – Americas. Reporting to SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau, Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for the Company's Americas Sales and Solutions Engineering teams and distributor network. As a member of SeaChange's senior leadership team, he will help to define and execute the Company's growth strategy.

Mr. Fitzgerald brings SeaChange more than 30 years of experience in establishing video and data delivery software and systems with cable and telco service providers. Mr. Fitzgerald comes to SeaChange from ActiveVideo Networks, where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales from 2011 to 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President, North America Sales, and then Vice President of Global Sales, for BigBand Networks. He also held senior positions in global and regional sales for AMP, Harmonic, Raychem, RiverDelta Networks and TollBridge Technologies.

"I'm pleased to welcome Ray Fitzgerald to SeaChange because he has a deeply-rooted connection with our core video service provider customer base and extensive experience in managing complex, multi-vendor software and systems sales processes," said Raghu Rau, CEO, SeaChange. "Ray reinforces our ability continue to outperform the competition and remain ahead of the pace of opportunities for our next generation multi-screen, advertising and video gateway software products. I'm confident that he will make strong contributions to the fulfillment of SeaChange's growth initiatives throughout our target markets in the Americas."

"SeaChange enjoys a well-established presence throughout the Americas and a record of innovation and partnership with service provider customers of all sizes," said Ray Fitzgerald. "I'm very excited to join an organization with an unparalleled focus for enabling advanced television through a new generation of software and superior services."

Mr. Fitzgerald holds a BA in Business Administration from Rowan University. He has been a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers for 20 years.

About SeaChange International

Ranked 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, 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 multi-screen, 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
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