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Viaccess-Orca acquires Discretix’s SecurePlayer

Viaccess-Orca is to acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies, a provider of embedded security and content protection solutions. The deal is expected to close early in the second quarter of this year. 

SecurePlayer is a multiplatform media player, available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, that incorporates DRM for premium video-on-demand and live content. Viaccess-Orca will offer SecurePlayer as a standalone product and as part of the company’s Connected Sentinel range of content protection solutions for IP-enabled content services.

Connected Sentinel is also a main component in Viaccess-Orca’s end-to-end solution for multiscreen services, the company said.

The company said that using Connected Sentinel, service providers can distribute content securely to set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, and PCs and that Connected Sentinel enables them to support a variety of business models including live TV, subscriptions, on-demand streaming and download, rental and electronic sell-through.

“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 of Viaccess-Orca.

“This is why we are investing in SecurePlayer, a leading product for content protection on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.”

“We are confident that this transaction will contribute greatly to the SecurePlayer installed base and to the growth of the product,” said Coby Sella, CEO of Discretix.

“Existing and future SecurePlayer customers will benefit from VO’s global presence, scale, and proven capabilities in the OTT and pay-TV markets.”