Viaccess-Orca Buys OTT Player Vendor

Viaccess-Orca has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of cross-platform OTT video solutions. The integration of Squadeo's multimedia ...

Viaccess-Orca DRM completes 3rd-party audit
Viaccess-Orca DRM completes 3rd-party audit

Viaccess-Orca has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of cross-platform OTT video solutions. The integration of Squadeo's multimedia QuickPlayer is intended to strengthen Viaccess-Orca's Connected Sentinel Player (CSP) offering to enable an end-to-end solution for delivering live and VOD content to PC, Mac and connected mobile devices, including Android and iOS.

"As multiscreen video consumption continues to grow, content providers are challenged to deliver consistent, secure, and premium video experiences across all screens," said Paul Molinier, CEO of Viaccess-Orca. "Combining Squadeo's best-in-class multimedia player technologies with our Connected Sentinel Player offering will enable content providers to deliver better video quality with stronger content protection, and effectively monetize their OTT multiscreen services."

Squadeo provides secure video players on open platforms pre-integrated with major DRM systems. With Squadeo's end-to-end QuickPlayer residing in connected devices, content providers can offer a uniform multiscreen experience in compliance with studio security requirements via patented video scrambling technology. The solution will also enable content providers to collect data from QuickPlayer.

"In order to differentiate from the competition and succeed in today's rapidly evolving multiscreen world, content providers need powerful and innovative end-to-end platforms featuring the same unique experience on any consumer device," said Nicolas Delahaye, president at Squadeo. "We're thrilled to join forces with Viaccess-Orca to market and deploy more integrated and comprehensive turnkey solutions to accelerate OTT deployments and increase our customers' profitability."

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