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- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- ARRIS International
- BAM Technologies
- Brightcove Inc.
- Imagine Communications
- Kaltura Inc.
- Neulion, Inc.
- Ooyala, Inc.
- Quickplay Media Co
- Tivo Inc
- Verimatrix, Inc.
- Viaccess and Orca Interactive
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- Content Discovery
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- Set-Top Box Software
Inside Secure acquires VerimatrixDecember 10, 2018Inside Secure, a mobile, banking, IoT, and SoC security specialist, will acquire video and media security specialist Verimatrix. The all-cash transaction – valued at $143 million and backed by One Equity Partners - is expected to close in Q1 2019.Subscribers Only
IBC 2018 recap: an industry undergoing restructuring and partial upheavalSeptember 28, 20182018 is likely to be remembered as the year of private equity. The video industry’s capital structure has changed dramatically, and with it, the composition of the competitive vendor landscape.Subscribers Only
Another Day, Another Divestment: Nokia Offloads Video AssetsSeptember 13, 2018Nokia has sold the brunt its digital video business – comprising the firm’s CDN, Cloud DVR, and experience personalization solutions – to Canadian private equity firm Volaris Group. Volaris is likely to reconstitute the video assets under the Velocix brand. Nokia, for its part, will retain its system integration business, but will continue to market and sell Velocix’s solutions – becoming, in effect, a Velocix channel partner. The value of the transaction is not known.Subscribers Only
Cisco, Permira and Synamedia: Market Signals Thus FarSeptember 05, 2018Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment, acquired by private equity firm Permira, has been redubbed Synamedia. Although the transaction is not final – we expect it to conclude during the second half of calendar-year 2018 – Synamedia has enumerated four solution areas that will define the firm’s focus: anti-piracy services; RDK, Android TV, and one-way set-top box middleware solutions; cloud DVR solutions; low-latency OTT and ABR streaming solutions.Subscribers Only
Nagra divests SmarDTVAugust 31, 2018Nagra has divested its SmarDTV business. The firm announced during the first quarter of 2018 that it was looking for a buyer; in Neotion – the French conditional access vendor – Nagra has found one. Neotion will acquire SmarDTV’s conditional access module (CAM) and pay TV set-top box assets, while Nagra will retain SmarDTV’s plants in the UK and France, as well as SmarDTV’s entire patent portfolio. The USD 20m transaction hinges upon Nagra’s licensing the SmarDTV patents to Neotion, and to Neotion’s newly created SmarDTV Global affiliate.Subscribers Only
The 2018 NAB Show – Highlights and RecapJune 21, 2018NAB 2018 brought forth many of the traditional companies within content, broadcast, and pay-TV, which presented solutions at the show that reinforced the ongoing trends in the pay-TV ecosystem.Subscribers Only
Wyplay embraces Android Operator TierJune 19, 2018Wyplay has become the latest set-top middleware and UX vendor to embrace the Android TV platform, and market a custom launcher for Android TV’s Operator Tier. Debuted in Q1 2017, and formalized in the second and third quarters of the same year, Operator Tier affords Android TV adoptees considerably more latitude in designing a device’s home-screen, app carousel, icons, and content placement.Subscribers Only
Cisco exits video - rationale and implicationsMay 02, 2018Subsequent to a lengthy review of its Service Provider video business, Cisco is divesting its Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment. Private equity firm Permira will acquire Cisco’s video security, video experience, and video processing assets. While neither the name of the new entity, nor the value of transaction has been disclosed, it is known that Abraham Peled – NDS’ former CEO and Chairman – will reclaim his role as Chairman of the new company. Subject to regulatory approval, Cisco anticipates that the sale will complete by the end of October 2018, or within Q1 of Cisco’s 2019 financial year.Subscribers Only
IBC 2017 Recap:A harbinger of massive industry changeDecember 12, 2017IBC 2017 was ostensibly dominated by a host of Android TV, voice control, analytics, and cloud DVR-related announcements. In actuality, virtually every announcement trumpeted at the show can be traced to a single, inexorable market reality. The Web Giants have indelibly made their mark on the video technology industry.Subscribers Only
Ericsson taps into Android TV with Google partnershipSeptember 19, 2016Ericsson is collaborating with Google to extend the scale of its MediaFirst TV platform. MediaFirst will be integrated into Google’s Android TV ecosystem, and as such, will allow operators to launch Android-TV-based services with ease.Subscribers Only
Evolving Set-Top Box Market DynamicsOctober 16, 2015This presentation provides a clear overview of the major trends and dynamics across the Set-Top Box and OTT/Multiscreen landscape, it examines the rationale behind the emergence of new business models, vendor consolidation and technological developments such as UHD.Subscribers Only
Free deploys the first Android TV set-top box with UHDApril 22, 2015Free deploys the first Android TV set-top box with UHD French telco Free has launched its UHD offering “Mini 4K” as the new default entry-level TV package, succeeding the HD Freebox Crystal. The package is composed of a set-top box (named Player), running on Android TV with Google Cast functionality and a broadband gateway (named Server) with an integrated Femtocell. The STB can be connected to the gateway wirelessly using 802.11n or wired Ethernet or via FreePlug power-line home networking adapters. The Mini 4K package is available to new subscribers for €29.99 a month on a rolling contract, whilst existing subscribers with a Freebox Revolution can get the Mini 4K STB as a second box for an additional €1.99 per month.Subscribers Only
Imagine Communications acquires RGB NetworksFebruary 09, 2015Imagine Communications has continued its expansion into the video infrastructure market with the acquisition of RGB Networks. For Imagine, RGB brings with it a strong, North American cable customer base—most importantly, Comcast-- and a product roadmap that includes software-based transcoding and packaging servers, as well as ad insertion servers.Subscribers Only
HBO goes out-of-houseDecember 17, 2014HBO will outsource the core backend platform of its yet-to-launch, standalone OTT service. The company has not signaled whether the decision to rely on a third party managed service provider – MLB Advanced Media– will impinge upon the running of its HBO Go or HBO Nordic streaming operations.Subscribers Only
Swisscom moves multiscreen platform to the main TV screenApril 30, 2014Swisscom has launched a new iteration of its IPTV service, which it has branded TV 2.0. The next generation TV experience employs a set-top box with Android-based Teatro-3.5 software platform from Switzerland’s i-Wedia, and supports network DVR. The box uses Verimatrix VCAS and Microsoft PlayReady for content protection. The STB is powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus system-on-a-chip (SoC), and is 802.11ac Wi-Fi-enabled.