Viaccess-Orca (VO), a specialist in the protection and enhancement of content services, is to acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies, a provider of embedded security and content protection solutions. The deal is expected to close in early Q2 2014.
SecurePlayer is a multi-platform media player, available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, that incorporates 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 François 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.”