SeaChange Powers Broadcasters' High Definition Transition at NAB2007

New Servers and Software Solutions Integrate with Today's Broadcast Operations, Simplify HD Migration


SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is helping broadcasters make the move to high-definition operations easily and cost-effectively. At NAB2007 next month the company will roll out its HD series of broadcast play-to-air storage and codec solutions and innovative media management tools.

New Series of MediaClient Codecs

SeaChange's MediaClient 6000 series codecs solve broadcasters' challenges when upgrading their standard-definition play-to-air servers to support HD. The MediaClient 6000 completes the full range of existing MediaClient codecs by offering a flexible SD-to-HD upgrade path, as well as ensuring superior picture quality - at a fraction of the cost of other solutions - combined with 80Mb/s support in MPEG2 long GOP or 150Mb/s in I-frame.

Broadcast MediaLibrary BML6000ex and BML24000ex Play-to-Air Storage Systems

BML6000ex and BML24000ex systems provide centralized online storage for multi-channel HD and SD play-to-air. Real time video I/O bandwidth is guaranteed by SeaChange's patented streaming engine combined with IP accelerator Gigabit Ethernet ports. The integrated MediaLibrary and MediaClient form the SeaChange Broadcast MediaCenter (SBMC), which ensures highly reliable, scalable and flexible playout without a single point of failure.

MediaLibrary ML1G Nearline Server

The ML1G combines low-cost media storage with the support of SeaChange MediaClient for real time ingest and back-up playout capabilities. The server can provide up to 500 TB of open, shared file storage and is ideally suited to operate as a large, central content repository and for fast IP transfers to SeaChange's BMLex play-to-air storage system.

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    About SeaChange

SeaChange International, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end and best-of-breed solutions for the world's television industry. Its powerful open video on demand and advertising software and scaleable hardware enable broadcast, cable and telco operators to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. With its Emmy Award-winning and patented technology, thousands of SeaChange deployments are helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and increase revenues. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit

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