SeaChange’s on-demand services going Canadian
The group of independent cable TV companies, which serve nearly one million subscribers, will receive SeaChange’s Axiom on-demand management software, video servers and service, as well as its time-shifted TV solutions and on-demand advertising and set-top applications.
Mountain Cablevision, with service in Ontario, and Westman Communications Group, which operates in western Manitoba, have already implemented the Axiom software and video servers. Later this summer, Nova Scotia-based Seaside Communications will rollout VOD services with SeaChange’s products.
According to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, last year saw Canada’s highest pay-TV revenues in the past five years. Total revenues were up 12.4 percent from the previous year, to $2.5 billion, of which $482 million was from pay, PPV and on-demand services.