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Covington Advises SeaChange International on Media Sale

May 24, 2012

LONDON, 24 May, 2012 — Covington & Burling advised SeaChange International, Inc., on the sale of its UK-based media services company, On Demand Group Limited, to Avail-TVN, a company backed by Carlyle Group. The sale is part of SeaChange’s strategy to transform the company into a pure-play software company.

SeaChange is a leading global multi-screen video software innovator; its media services company, On Demand, specialises in content aggregation and management of VOD services. Avail-TVN is the largest global provider of advanced digital video services.

The London-based team was led by Matthew Edwards and Paul Claydon, and included corporate associates Kristian Shearsby and Simon Williams, and trainees Marie Doyle-Rossi, Maria Yalamova and Christina Helden. The team also included Hilary Prescott (property matters), Daniel Pavin (IP), Guy Dingley (tax advice), and Chris Bracebridge (employee matters). SeaChange was advised on US law issues by John Pitfield of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

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