SeaChange rolls IPTV products & services for Smart Digivision


MUMBAI: SeaChange has rolled out IPTV products and services for Smart Digivision’s MyWay IPTV service.

Customers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) are among the first to enjoy MyWay’s on-demand, broadcast and convergence offerings.

Deployments of the SeaChange TV Navigator middleware and electronic program guide, SeaChange video-on-demand systems and a bouquet of settop applications began in late 2008 under an aggressive strategy to bring MyWay to three million subscribers across India over the next few years on the BSNL and MTNL broadband networks.

Ultimately, the MyWay line-up will encompass pause live TV; convergence services for integrated e-mail, live e-mail chat, news ticker and railway information; an on-demand library of DVDs, music and games; and 150 broadcast TV channels.

As principal integrator SeaChange is orchestrating the IPTV rollout over BSNL and MTNL, a leadership role its professional services division has taken around the world in numerous other launches of massive scope and complexity.

"We are engaged in delivering IPTV services with the scale and quality that the telco industry has envisioned for years. Smart Digivision is moving quickly to turn on world-class depth in television content, capabilities and new conveniences that finally let India’s consumers enjoy an integrated media lifestyle. Only SeaChange has the comprehensive skills, product breadth and implementation flexibility to back us up," said Smart Digivision COO Kapil Dev Kumar.

"With increasing frequency the world’s large telcos with the most ambitious IPTV goals are turning to SeaChange to get them turned on and fully monetized. Decisions in our favor come down to a singular focus that has produced the business intelligence and range of successful products to make any kind of advanced television rollout happen elegantly, whether customers want one piece or our whole portfolio. Our global organization is very proud and fully energized in support of Smart Digivision’s debut on BSNL and MTNL," said SeaChange president and CEO Bill Styslinger.