Viaccess-Orca buys TV app firm BigHill

Paul Molinier

Paul Molinier

Content security firm Viaccess-Orca has bought BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specialises in developing mobile apps for TV content.

With the deal Viaccess-Orca adds a mobile TV app offering to its product portfolio, allowing it to offer content providers delivery across any device.

Since 2009 BigHill has provided mobile TV applications to Orange and the company claims its team has more than 20 years of experience in mobile software and devices.

“This acquisition reinforces our mobile-centric solutions portfolio, allowing content service providers to deliver the best possible video experience on all screens, speed up time to market for new offerings, increase operational readiness, and manage the user experience with consistency across all devices,” said Paul Molinier, CEO of Viaccess-Orca.

“We’re thrilled to welcome BigHill to the Viaccess-Orca family and promise to continue driving high-quality, secure, and immersive mobile TV experiences.”

Kari Karkkainen, CEO of BigHill said: “Mobile video usage is growing quickly, and content service providers that wish to maintain a competitive edge must provide their customers with best-in-class applications for viewing movies, sports, and TV shows on connected devices.

“Our apps offer the perfect combination: easy to manage for service providers and intuitive for end-users. By joining forces with Viaccess-Orca, we are excited to take mobile TV apps to the next level of innovation.”

The deal was announced today after being agreed by the two companies in December.