Viaccess-Orca (VO) is set to acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies. The deal is expected to close in early Q2, 2014. SecurePlayer is a multiplatform media player, available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, that incorporates digital rights management (DRM) for premium VOD and live content. Viaccess-Orca will offer SecurePlayer as a standalone product and as part of the company’s Connected Sentinel, VO’s range of content protection solutions for IP-enabled content services. Connected Sentinel is also a main component in VO’s end-to-end solution for multiscreen services.
“As a leader in the field of multiscreen TV solutions, VO is constantly looking for ways to improve upon and enhance its content security solutions to better meet our customers’ unique requirements,” says Francois Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca. “This is why we are investing in SecurePlayer, a leading product for content protection on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.”
Using VO’s Connected Sentinel, service providers can distribute content securely to set-top boxes (STBs), tablets, smartphones, and PCs. Connected Sentinel provides best-in-class security for any device and increases content service providers’ revenue streams by enabling them to support a variety of business models including live TV, subscriptions, on-demand streaming and download, rental, electronic sell-through (EST), and more.