- 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
- 2nd Screen
- Content Discovery
- Content Security
- Set-Top Box Software
- Vendor Deals
SeaChange acquires XstreamFebruary 14, 2019Video software specialist SeaChange has acquired the Xstream, a privately held Danish OTT video and TV cloud platform provider, for a total value of $5.5 million.Subscribers Only
Skyworth Group acquires Altech UEC from AltronFebruary 04, 2019Skyworth Group has concluded the acquisition of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron)’s set-top box manufacturing business (Altech UEC South Africa). Altron announced in Q3 2018 that it was close to selling off the business, with the Competition Commission giving the regulatory nod of approval in Q1 2019.Subscribers Only
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
Content Security Market Report - 2018August 21, 2018This market report gives a high level overview of the global Conditional Access markets, with shipment and revenue data, regional and platform level discussion, and vendor market share information.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
The media management industry moves to services-based business model, focusing on faster and cheaper workflowMay 11, 2018In the media management market, migration from selling equipment-based solutions to service-based solutions is deploying massively this year. Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of global revenue was service-based, growing to 63 percent by the end of 2017 and expected to grow to 66 percent in 2021. The overall market grew 7 percent in 2016 and 5 percent in 2017, but this growth rate is expected to slow to 4 percent in 2021.
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
Set-top Box Software Market Report - 2017April 20, 2018This market monitor provides in-depth insight into the market for set-top box middleware, UX software, and operating systems. Its comprehensive written analysis serves to draw attention to the industry's most important trends and competitive dynamics.Subscribers Only
Into the fray: Verimatrix sustains its diversification effortApril 06, 2018Verimatrix continues to enhance its analytics portfolio by imbuing the Verspective Intelligence product with a broader set of business intelligence functions, and standardized, off-the-shelf reporting dashboards. Verspective Intelligence’s development, while fundamentally iterative, remains testament to the security firm’s commitment to diversification, and the pursuit of analytics-related opportunities.Subscribers Only
Telstra writes Ooyala down to zeroFebruary 16, 2018Telstra has written down to zero the value of its Ooyala video business, and recorded a $273 million impairment. A mere four years after the Australian telco’s acquiring the Silicon Valley startup for $270 million, Telstra will attempt to offload Ooyala’s Adtech assets, and retain the firm’s video processing and online video platform businesses.Subscribers Only
Ericsson relinquishes a majority share of its TV software holdingsFebruary 02, 2018Subsequent to a yearlong review of its media and video-technology assets, Ericsson is divesting its Media Solutions business, and choosing to retain Red Bee Media (née Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services) in full. 51 percent of Ericsson Media Solutions – comprising Mediaroom, Envivio, Azuki, Fabrix, and Tandberg assets – will be transferred to private equity firm One Equity. Ericsson’s 49 percent stake will continue to be reported under the company’s Other business segment. Red Bee Media – comprising Ericsson’s playout, content discovery, managed media services, and creative assets – will continue to operate as an independent, fully-owned subsidiary. Subject to regulatory approval, the Media Solutions deal is expected to close in Q3; financial terms have not been disclosed.
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
Content Security: Vendor AnalysisSeptember 13, 2017This report evaluates the top content security providers who are active in the pay TV industry on criteria spanning market share, deployment and footprint, content security focus, and product capability.Subscribers Only
Content Security Market Report - 2017July 18, 2017This market report gives a high level overview of the global Conditional Access and CAM markets, with shipment and revenue data, regional and platform level discussion, and vendor market share information.Subscribers Only
Verimatrix acquires Mirimon technology and teamJune 27, 2017Content security firm Verimatrix has acquired Genius Digital’s Mirimon engineering team, technology, and associated IP. The Mirimon stack comprises a set of technologies that allow service providers to harvest data from a range of end-user devices, and from operator-managed consumer premises equipment (CPE) in particular. Verimatrix’s Verspective analytics proposition will integrate the technology. The acquisition’s value is unknown. However, given that Genius Digital generated turnover of roughly USD 1.5m in 2015, IHS Markit believes that the deal was modest in size.Subscribers Only