05.18.2004 03:47 PM
Orca Interactive, SeaChange Pen VOD Deal
New York, NY--Orca Interactive, a member of the Emblaze Group, and SeaChange International have announced an agreement for sales and marketing activities targeting VOD opportunities in the global telecom market and with cable television operators outside North America. The companies will jointly market the SeaChange VOD system integrated with Orca’s middleware as a complete platform supporting an array of on-demand services.
The fault-resilient SeaChange VOD system supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams and advanced codecs, including H.264 and Microsoft Windows Media 9, for streaming on-demand movies and television programs over DSL, FTTH networks, and HFC cable networks. The SeaChange VOD System, integrated with Orca’s RiGHTv telco-grade middleware--RiGHTv XVOD (eXtended Video on Demand) and RiGHTv XBIP (eXtended Broadcast over IP) middleware, delivers and manages enhanced entertainment services such as movies and other programming on-demand, live channels, EPGs, near-VOD and PVR services.
"SeaChange is clearly the global market leader for VOD solutions and is fully engaged in the international market for on-demand television. We are proud that our middleware software has been selected by SeaChange to be integrated into their solution," said Yosi Glick, vice president for marketing and business development, Orca Interactive. "Orca will work globally with SeaChange to win VOD deals."
"SeaChange and Orca are focused on enabling more television operators to deploy on-demand services in a wider variety of settings," said Yvette Kanouff, corporate vice president, strategic planning, SeaChange. "The flexibility and open systems architecture of the VOD System continues to ensure our customers’ ability to take advantage of further interactive television advancements such as Orca’s middleware."