Sunday, March 1, 2009

TiVo, SeaChange Team Up to Integrate Cable VOD

TiVo and SeaChange International, which supplies VOD and IPTV software, systems and services, have joined forces to integrate cable VOD services into the TiVo HD DVR experience. The integrated experience will be available to participating cable operators on select TiVo branded high-definition cable set-top boxes later this year.

"By teaming with SeaChange we are enabling cable operators without OCAP/tru2way deployment plans to increase the breadth and depth of their offering by quickly deploying TiVo set-top boxes that seamlessly integrate VOD in a single, intuitive TiVo interface," said Tom Rogers, TiVo's president and chief executive officer. "This solution also enables participating MSOs to take their on-demand offering to a whole new level by highlighting VOD titles within TiVo universal search results. And the beauty of this is that it can be achieved faster and at a lower cost than most solutions that have been available to cable operators to date."