Anevia, a provider in OTT and IPTV software solutions, has announced an agreement to acquire French-based video compression software expert Keepixo.
Specialising in the development of video compression software for TV operators, Keepixo’s existing solutions, sold to more than 150 clients worldwide including ZDF, Altibox and Media Broadcast, enable live or near-live broadcasts for multi-screen TV. Previously, a strategic partnership between the two technology companies was announced to utilise this software and provide operators and broadcasters with a ‘one-stop shop’ ultra-low-latency delivery solution for UHD content in OTT environments.
The acquisition will now enable Anevia to offer operators and broadcasters a new, end-to-end encoding, transcoding, storage, packaging and delivery solution that will notably comply with new quality standards, such as 4K HDR and HEVC, all under one name.
“It’s a truly exciting time for Anevia following the acquisition of Keepixo. With the recent addition of CMAF for ultra-low-latency, Content Aware Encoding and Virtualization, Keepixo products are amongst the best solutions for OTT encoding and are a perfect match with Anevia’s existing portfolio.” said Damien Lucas, CTO and co-founder, Anevia.
“Having worked with Anevia on different projects for over 10 years, the synergy of the companies will open up exciting opportunities for us to create more market-leading solutions, drawing a new roadmap of products for Anevia’s future.” Added Jerome Blanc, COO, Keepixo. “We are very pleased to integrate the new Anevia group and proud to bring in additional competencies.”
With this acquisition, Anevia will add Genova ultra-low-latency OTT encoders to enlarge its product range of OTT delivery software. The recently updated Flamingo head-end will also benefit from Keepixo’s expertise to power its multiscreen capabilities.
“Moving ahead, we’re looking forward to bringing both Anevia’s and Keepixo’s existing customers a comprehensive and competitive end-to-end OTT solution. By adding video compression software to our existing catalogue, we’re also able to start looking at our next steps, which include the new challenges of live event OTT delivery – such as latency and peak management – as well as Just-In-Time Transcoding for CloudDVR and Edge Transcoding for next generation CDNs.” concluded Lucas.