Midwestern service provider Buckeye CableSystem has upgraded the SeaChange software it currently uses for its video-on-demand offering, a move that will allow Buckeye to support high-definition content and continue to grow the four-year-old service. Buckeye's VOD offering already is available to its 90,000 digital subscribers in Ohio and Michigan, and it generates almost 250,000 VOD requests per month.
SeaChange issued a press release stating that "the most popular content for Buckeye VOD is stored on SeaChange MediaServer FMS 200 flash memory-based servers, while long-tail material is stored on HDS 601 hybrid disk-based servers. The new servers add more than 7,000 streams to Buckeye's VOD capacity, which is managed by a newly deployed version of Axiom On Demand software, SeaChange's open content delivery platform."
Jim Brown, Director of Engineering, Buckeye CableSystem, said in the press release that his company gains an "ideal storage and streaming architecture," that supports the HD rollout and ensures a high quality viewing experience for customers.
Buckeye is the 21st largest multiple system (cable) operator in the U.S., serving 130,000 customers in and around Toledo, Ohio, and another 20,000 customers in other markets in the nearby region. The company alos offers telephony and Internet services, and is the subsidiary of the firm that operates CLEC Buckeye TeleSystem.
Here's the SeaChange press release
Japan's OnDemand TV also uses SeaChange