SeaChange International is combining its Express multi-screen cloud based service offering with Avail-TVN’s expertise in content licensing, asset management and delivery, so video operators can add PC, tablet or mobile device streaming, including Apple and Android, to existing TV services within a few weeks.

Solution components include:

  • SeaChange Adrenalin Multi-Screen Back Office Software
  • Linear and VOD content offerings from Avail-TVN
  • Pre-integration with existing SeaChange products
  • Operator-branded PC, tablet and mobile user interfaces, based on the SeaChange Personal Experience Multi-Screen User Interface Software
  • Pre-integrated Digital Rights Management options
  • Multi-format streaming support
  • Avail-TVN’s encoding, metadata management, content management and distribution services

The Avail-TVN content offering for multi-screen distribution includes Hollywood new release and library titles and network television programs prepared in a number of adaptive bitrate HD and SD profiles and available in multiple streaming formats. This solution augments traditional VOD and linear services and makes content available to consumers on a variety of devices beyond the TV.

The companies are currently scheduling trials with existing customers in the U.S. The multi-screen managed service marks the latest of SeaChange and Avail-TVN’s joint offerings, which also includes VODNow, their joint video-on-demand solution.

And in other news from Avail-TVN, the company has a new fully-managed multi-screen video service, called AnyView to help service providers extend the traditional VOD and linear television experience to authenticated, broadband-connected devices such as PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones.  Trials of the service will begin in U.S. markets in July.

International trials of AnyView are currently underway at select sites – including several markets in the Caribbean – and will move to commercial deployments in Q3 2011.?

AnyView leverages IP-based technologies to deliver advanced services. Adaptive bitrate technology detects a user’s bandwidth and device capacity in real time and delivers encoded files at the appropriate data rate to connected consumer electronic devices.  This approach, along with Avail-TVN’s unique “through the (Service Provider) network” delivery, provides a consistently high level of video and audio quality while reducing streaming expenses.

A sophisticated rights management engine controls access to content based on a variety of business rules including device attributes, content format, geo-location, and subscriber tier of service.

AnyView content is encoded in MPEG-4, which uses only half of the bandwidth of traditional MPEG-2 encoding and allows the service provider to offer high-impact HD services.??

AnyView currently supports a range of iOS, Android, OS X and Linux operated devices, including iPad; iPhone; iPod touch; PCs; Macs; and Roku. The AnyView roadmap also calls for support for many additional devices before U.S. commercial launch.

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