SeaChange Confirms Insight VOD Deal


After pretty much announcing the deal during its recent quarterly earnings
call, SeaChange International Inc. went ahead with the formal announcement
Tuesday that it will provide video-on-demand systems for Insight Communications
Co. Inc.

SeaChange's VOD equipment will be deployed by November in Insight's 10 cable
systems serving about 1.4 million customers in Rockford and Champaign, Ill.;
Anderson, Bloomington, Evansville and Kokomo, Ind.; Covington, Lexington and
Louisville, Ky.; and Columbus, Ohio.

The SeaChange equipment replaces gear from now-defunct Diva Systems Corp.,
which effectively shut down when the bulk of its assets were sold to Gemstar-TV
Guide International Inc. earlier this summer.

It will serve up content to Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
'DCT-2000' set-tops, and it includes SourceSuite LLC's 'SourceGuide' electronic
programming guide and middleware from Liberate Technologies.

Content includes on-demand and subscription-VOD titles ranging from movies to
television series, as well as Rainbow Media Corp.'s Mag Rack and programming
from Home Box Office and Starz Encore Group LLC.