Sweden’s largest cable television operator will be using SeaChange’s Adrenalin back office system to support its forthcoming multiscreen service.
Announced last summer and due for rollout later this year, Com Hem will be using TiVo technology to deliver broadcast TV channels, video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV and start-over for DVB-based (Digital Video Broadcasting) TiVo set-tops, LAN set-tops, smartphones and tablets.
Com Hem will use the Adrenalin video platform to integrate and manage a wide range of third-party components, including TiVo’s client solution and other third-party vendors in the ecosystem.
Com Hem has also contracted SeaChange to handle integration, customization and deployment.
“Com Hem aims to offer subscribers the latest services in compelling bundles. With SeaChange’s technology and services we can do that. The open Adrenalin architecture means we can integrate our existing equipment and systems effortlessly. And because it’s easy to expand, the back office can grow as quickly as we do,” said Jens Persson, Manager R&D, Com Hem.
Adrenalin is based on an open service-oriented architecture which scales to serve millions of assets to any video device across multiple network types, either deployed in a network or in a hosted model. SeaChange said its customers across Europe serve an estimated 36 million subscribers on televisions, PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
About 40 percent, or 1.75 million, of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem's network.