Viaccess-Orca to acquire SecurePlayer

In a deal expected to close in early Q2, content services protection and enhancement specialist Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced it will acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies.

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,” said Francois Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca. “This is why we are investing in SecurePlayer, a leading product for content protection on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.”

“We are confident that this transaction will contribute greatly to the SecurePlayer installed base and to the growth of the product,” said Coby Sella, CEO of Discretix. “Existing and future SecurePlayer customers will benefit from VO’s global presence, scale, and proven capabilities in the OTT and pay-TV markets.”

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