OTE Uses On Demand for IPTV

On Demand Group announces details of the VoD and subscription VoD content line-up for the IPTV launch

March 13, 2009

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LONDON and ATHENS -- On Demand Group (ODG), a subsidiary of SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC), today announces details of the VOD and subscription VOD content line-up for the IPTV launch announced by The Hellenic Telecommunication Organisation S.A. (OTE) in February.

OTE’s FilmExpress transaction VOD (TVOD) service includes blockbuster movies from major Hollywood studios including Disney-ABC-ESPN Television (WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,), Universal Studios (Mamma Mia, The Incredible Hulk), Paramount Pictures (Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and Warner Bros. (Sweeney Todd, Batman: The Dark Knight), plus a great selection of library titles from the above studios including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Disney-ABC-ESPN Television), The Bourne Identity (Universal Studios), Forrest Gump, (Paramount Pictures), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner Bros.). Subscribers to the service can select a movie of their choice for a 24-hour rental period with full DVD-like features including control to pause, fast forward, rewind or watch over again.

OTE’s FilmClub subscription VOD (SVOD) service includes a wide range of TV series from CBS (Sex and the City, Star Trek: Enterprise), HBO (The Sopranos, Entourage), HIT (Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine), Lions Gate (Mad Men, The Kill Point), and Warner Bros. (ER, Babylon 5), as well as documentaries from National Geographic. The SVOD service also includes library movies from HBO, Lions Gate, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros., and hundreds of international and local music videos from EMI, Universal Music and Sony Music. Subscribers will also receive more than 30 digital broadcast channels.

Tony Kelly, CEO, ODG commented, “We are very pleased to be able to provide a compelling TVOD and SVOD offer to OTE for its IPTV launch. The range of movies, TV series, kids programming, documentaries and music videos will help to underpin the successful launch and regular and sustained viewing of VOD in Greece.”


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