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SeaChange scores first flash memory customer

Tue, 02/19/2008 - 7:00am
Brian Santo

Cablevision Mexico has upgraded its SeaChange International VOD system to include flash memory storage and streaming.

SeaChange said Cablevision Mexico is the first company to deploy its MediaServer Flash Memory Streamers, announced last March and commercially available since the end of last year. Cablevision Mexico has been using SeaChange Axiom software and disk-based server operations.

SeaChange said its MediaServer Flash Memory Streamer decouples on-demand streaming from disk-based content storage, enabling MSOs to push its streaming resources to the network edge.

The MediaServer Flash Memory Streamer is also the optimal solution for time-shifted television, the company argues, by providing up to 4,400 hours of clustered storage in a single footprint which, in contrast to DRAM, retains real-time ingested content in spite of server failures.

“On-demand has driven Cablevision’s  digital uptake at a remarkable clip, so we’ve been very aggressive about growing our library and streaming capabilities to meet subscriber expectations,” said the company’s CEO, Jean Paul Broc. “We identified flash memory as the very means to help us stay on target and on budget.”

Separately, SeaChange promoted Yefim Nivoro to vice president of sales, Latin America. Previously, he served as the company’s director of sales for this region, which has seen steady growth as a result of digitization and new competition in television.

Also, SeaChange announced its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $20 million of its common stock through a share repurchase program.

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