INTERTAINER, SEACHANGE TO DEVELOP INTEGRATED VOD PLATFORM

NEW ORLEANS-Intertainer Inc. and SeaChange International Inc. have announced an agreement to develop a collaborative end-to-end solution for operators who want to deliver video-on-demand (VOD). The integration of Intertainer's broadband network with SeaChange's ITV System will enable the Entertainment On Demand service to run on Motorola's DCT-5000+ set-top box. The integration will be facilitated by Microsoft TV Advanced, a client software for advanced set-tops. Digital Video Arts (DVA), a subsidiary of SeaChange, will be responsible for developing the integrated platform.

In addition, SeaChange and Intertainer will integrate the ITV service into Motorola's entire range of set-top terminals.