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Adeia IP licence agreement with Astound

April 30, 2024

Adeia, the R&D and intellectual property (IP) licensing company, has entered into an agreement with Astound Broadband, a provider of digital TV, high-speed internet and phone services for residential and business customers across the US, to license Adeia’s media IP portfolio.

National demand for pay-TV and high-speed internet services has undergone notable changes over the past few years as the result of technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences. Adeia says that Astound has demonstrated an ability to navigate the evolving competitive telecommunications landscape by expanding its service footprint, investing in advanced infrastructure and introducing innovative entertainment technology experiences.

“Astound is one of the largest pay-TV and broadband providers in the country. Its leadership team has developed and maintained an exceptional reputation for developing a wide range of innovative solutions, including on-demand access to vast libraries of movies and TV shows,” said Dr Mark Kokes, Adeia’s chief licensing officer and general manager, media. “Our agreement with Astound underscores our mutual commitment to delivering exceptional digital experiences. It addresses the evolving expectations of US consumers by providing Astound with a licence to foundational technologies as they seek to build customised and differentiated experiences for their subscribers.”

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