SeaChange and TiVo link up on new VOD experiences

Two of the biggest names in the US TV technology market have teamed up to deliver advanced new video-on-demand (VOD) experiences to cable TV subscribers on TiVo set-top boxes.

TiVo has partnered with SeaChange International, a provider of TV technology and software, to co-develop a solution called Cardio for cable TV operators, compatible with TiVo set-tops (including the latest multi-tuner DVR models), as well as Cisco digital cable platforms and Motorola platforms.

Cardio comprises SeaChange’s interactive consumer electronics gateway software and servers that interface directly and seamlessly to TiVo’s user interface and TiVo’s set-top boxes, including the Premiere, Premiere Q and Preview models.

The solution it designed to segue into the SeaChangeAxiom on Demand VOD back office and SeaChange Adrenalin multi-screen video back office, and is already being deployed with cable television operators serving markets across the US.

SeaChange has been busy divesting its non-core businesses recently, selling both its broadcast servers and storage and media service businesses last May as part of efforts to reposition itself as a pure-play software and services provider (more details here and here).

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