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Cavalier in SecureMedia deal

August 20, 2007

Digital media protection specialist SecureMedia has been acquired by US competitive communications provider Cavalier Telephone and TV. SecureMedia will remain an independent company, servicing current customers while pursuing new worldwide. The company will also provide technology and services to advance Cavalier Telephone and TV’s new business developments and long-term strategy.

“When Cavalier first set out to deliver advanced, custom-branded, interactive IPTV services as an affordable alternative to cable or satellite TV, we examined and scrutinised several DRM technologies since media protection is a requirement to license and deliver premium Hollywood content and broadcast pay TV," said Brad Evans, Cavalier's executive chairman.

Fred Ellis, CEO of SecureMedia, said the deal not only allowed it to continue providing superior content protection and services to its customers, but also meant it was able to pursue new business opportunities and market segments with products that protect converged media distribution. "With Cavalier at the forefront of the IPTV industry, SecureMedia can dynamically experience and fully understand the IPTV ecosystem needs of the telco marketplace and address those needs with advanced, flexible security solutions,” he asserted.

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