A multi-screen video streaming solution from SeaChange International was named the “Technology Most Likely To Succeed” following the annual Technology Challenge at the SCTE Canadian Summit.
SeaChange showed how a VOD system can be expanded to serve video to multiple other display devices. The company demonstrated the ability to stream to a smartphone, PC, iPad and set-top. The presentation showed how operators can envision and plan for multi-screen services while illustrating the benefits of adding multi-screen delivery to existing platforms.
SeaChange was selected by Canadian Summit attendees using mobile text messaging.
“SeaChange offers a very innovative and compelling solution that can leverage existing platforms to enable rapid deployment of enhanced video services,” said Steve Irvine, vice president of engineering and operations for wireless at EastLink Cable Systems. “SeaChange allows cable operators to expand existing linear TV and VOD services for a multi-screen experience that cannot be matched by over-the-top providers.”
The other contenders included Alcatel-Lucent, with a digital media platform that would perform a similar function as the SeaChange system, but in a CDN architecture.
In a similar vein, Juniper Networks demonstrated content delivery using adaptive bit rate stream publishing, combined with network caching.
Aurora Networks had a system that allows remote redeployment of network resources, specifically QAMs, all in the context of the new CMAP network architecture.
GenBand showed a means of bringing additional advanced voice calling features to TVs.