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Kudelski acquires DVnor, plans integration with Conax security

Kudelski Group has acquired Norway-based media asset management outfit Digital Video Norge (DVnor). The new acquisition will work closely with Kudelski’s Norway-based conditional access unit Conax.

Morten Solbakken

Morten Solbakken

DVnor’s core product is DVnor Organizer, an automated platform for metadata and digital file management, transcoding, storage, distribution and post-production services. Kudelski believes that the combination of this product with Conax’s Contego content security will create an attractive offerg to an enlarged set of potential customers.

According to Kudelski, DVnor will continue to focus on serving its core customer base – broadcasters, TV content and film distributors – with a strengthened market offering and improved sales reach.

“We are very pleased to welcome DVnor to the Kudelski Group. DVnor’s team, solutions and geographic footprint are highly complementary to Conax’s. With the acquisition, we aim to extend the Conax and Kudelski Group footprint within the digital content value chain,” said Morten Solbakken, president and CEO of Conax.

“With technology from Conax, DVnor and other Kudelski Group companies, like watermarking, analytics and anti-piracy services, we will better serve the value chain with crucial services to enable and secure the future media and entertainment industry.”