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Next Generation Cardio Solution from SeaChange and TiVo Delivers Advanced Video-on-Demand Experience

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Supports Broader TiVo Box Family and HD User Interface</b> </p>

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Next Generation Cardio Solution from SeaChange and TiVo Delivers Advanced Video-on-Demand Experience12:10 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012 ACTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC), a leading global multi-screen video software innovator, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced availability of their joint Cardio solution for cable television operators to deliver an advanced video-on-demand (VOD) experience to subscribers using TiVo set-tops including the latest multi-tuner DVR models. This new generation Cardio solution now supports Cisco digital cable platforms in addition to Motorola platforms. Cardio comprises SeaChange's interactive consumer electronics gateway software and servers that interface directly and seamlessly to TiVo's user interface and TiVo's set-top boxes including the Premiere, Premiere Q and Preview models. New Cardio features will enable even the largest of operators to deploy an integrated VOD experience to millions of subscribers. Working seamlessly with the SeaChange Axiom on Demand VOD back office and next generation SeaChange Adrenalin multi-screen video back office, Cardio allows subscribers with TiVo boxes to enjoy a cable operator's complete VOD library including high definition content. “Cardio improves upon a simple and hugely popular goal to give operators more choice in set-tops and subscriber experience while further leveraging their SeaChange video back office,” said Anthony Landamia, executive director, product management, SeaChange. “SeaChange and TiVo solved a fundamental challenge for operators who invested in VOD yet wanted to expand set-top options without disruption. Its capabilities will continue to evolve and support more devices and digital network vendors.” David Sandford, vice president and general manager of TiVo's Service Provider Business said, "We are pleased to continue working with SeaChange to enhance the features available through Cardio, enabling operators to leverage their VOD infrastructure investments while taking advantage of TiVo's proven advanced television solution. Through using TiVo and SeaChange's integrated solution, operators can quickly and cost effectively deploy a best-in-class experience that is customized to them." Cardio is deployed with cable television operators serving markets across the U.S. About TiVo Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com. About SeaChange International Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) enables transformative multi-screen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, IPTV and mobile operators globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company's superior back office, advertising, and in-home offerings. SeaChange's hundreds of customers are many of the world's most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit www.schange.com. SeaChange PRJim Sheehan, 978-897-0100 x3064jim.sheehan@schange.comorTiVo PRSteve Wymer, 408-519-9254swymer@tivo.com