European cable giant Liberty Global has selected back office software from US firm SeaChange International to drive its new Horizon TV service, launched at the IBC trade show last weekend.
Horizon TV is a new family of media products that allow customers to view and share all of their favourite content across the TV, computer, tablet and smartphone, and is powered by a user interface that navigates and recommends digital content from cable, on demand libraries, personal devices, selected apps and online sources.
The Horizon TV gateway also serves as a full triple-play box delivering not only video, but also super-fast Internet and voice connections along with a wireless network for the home.
Horizon TV is now available from Liberty Global’s Dutch cable operation, UPC Netherlands, and will be rolled out in Switzerland, Germany and Ireland over the next three to six months.
SeaChange’s Adrenalin video back office, the on-demand foundation for several Liberty Global operations worldwide, is deployed to automate Horizon’s video-on-demand offering and serve as the platform for all of its multi-screen video services.
In addition, Liberty Global’s systems also use SeaChange Professional Services for systems planning, integration and deployment. SeaChange already provides a range of video back office and multi-screen software solutions for Liberty Global systems in Europe including UPC Netherlands, UPC Cablecom (Switzerland) and UPC Poland and, in Latin America, for Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and VTR in Chile.