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Arqiva buys Capablue

February 6, 2014

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has acquired Capablue, the Connected TV, VoD and content solution provider to operators, broadcasters and brands.

Joining Arqiva’s Digital Platforms division, Capablue will strengthen Arqiva’s growing investment in IP and connected TV capabilities.

Arqiva and Capablue already have a well-established relationship having partnered on solutions including the development of pay capabilities for the Arqiva Connect TV platform.

Charles Constable, Managing Director for Digital Platforms at Arqiva said, “With the rapid expansion of high-speed broadband connections and the growth in ownership of Internet-enabled televisions and other devices, Arqiva needed to broaden its offering. We have had a strong relationship with Capablue for many years making them the logical choice to expand our capabilities, accelerate our growth and extend our customer proposition in this exciting new area.”

Tom Cape, CEO of Capablue, added “Capablue’s strategy has evolved over the years, moving from being a front-end application specialist to providing fully managed, end-to-end solutions for Internet connected televisions. Working as part of Arqiva enables us to evolve even further and become leaders in multiscreen distribution and video-on-demand.”

Together Arqiva and Capablue will have a broad portfolio of products servicing a variety of broadcast and on-demand content delivery platforms. The skills and experience of the Capablue team will enable further development of existing services including Connect TV, which enhances the Freeview proposition with free-to-air and premium IP channels and video-on-demand services.

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