SeaChange Builds Multiscreen User Interface

-- VOD Vendor to Demonstrate Nitro at The Cable Show

Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International is expanding into the video navigation business, developing a user interface that pay TV providers can use to deliver content to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. 

SeaChange plans to demonstrate its Nitro interface, which relies on HTML5, next week at The Cable Show convention in Chicago. The company said Nitro can support live and on-demand viewing, multiroom DVRs, virtual channels, TV listings, bookmarking and search and recommendation. 

Nitro could provide some competition for top interactive program guide technology vendor Rovi. In March, Rovi began marketing TotalGuide xD, an advanced media guide that operators can use to deliver content to devices ranging from set-tops to mobile devices. 

SeaChange said a major MSO will deploy Nitro later this year, but it didn't name the provider. Its U.S. customers include Comcast, AT&T and Dish Network

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