Viaccess-Orca appoints Kudelski Group exec to lead R&D

Viaccess-Orca has appointed Kudelski Group executive Cedric Hardouin as its executive vice-president of research and development. In this role Hardouin will be responsible for managing Viaccess-Orca’s development teams in France and Israel, with a focus on rolling out next-generation security and engagement solutions for operators. Hardouin joins from Kudelski where he was responsible for engineering […]

Cable Congress: operators mull potential of virtual reality

Cable operators are cautiously assessing the potential of virtual reality – in in some cases experimenting with the format – but multiple obstacles make it unlikely there will be a rush to launch services, Cable Congress attendees heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel on virtual reality, Emma Svalin Sahlman, acting CTO and director of operations […]

Viaccess-Orca’s Pogrund to highlight cloud-based TV Everywhere

Content security and middleware technology provider Viaccess-Orca’s EMEA director of sales Jonathan Pogrund will use his presence at ANGA COM to highlight Viaccess-Orca’s ability to support cloud-based delivery of TV Everywhere. Pogrund will participate in a technology panel to explain how a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) approach helps pay TV operators and content providers […]

Sky Italia taps Viaccess-Orca for VR trial

Sky Italia is tapping Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and VideoStitch to deliver a virtual reality platform that it is testing to broadcast basketball in a trial that will be showcased at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Segments of the recorded broadcasts from the trial will be shown as part of Viaccess-Orca’s “Virtual Arena” demo during the […]

TF1 and Viaccess-Orca claim world VR first

French commercial broadcaster TF1 and technology provider Viaccess-Orca have staked their claim to a world first by broadcasting a live stream of a football match in 360 degrees and in ultra HD to virtual reality headsets for a test audience. The match between France to Russia on March 29 was broadcast in real-time to viewers […]

Viaccess-Orca launches cloud TV as a service offering

TV technology provider Viaccess-Orca has launched a new cloud-based TV software-as-a-service offering: Voyage – TV Everywhere as a Service. The offering, which is based on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure, is integrated with Akamai’s global CDN as well as Amazon Web Services’ CloudFront CDN, with the option to add  other leading independent and operator-controlled […]

Viaccess-Orca unveils new conditional access system

Viaccess-Orca has announced the launch of a new converged card and cardless conditional access system (CAS), called Adaptive Sentinel. The system is designed to ease the transition between card-based and cardless CAS security and is unified by an end-to-end solution architecture. Viaccess-Orca claims that Adaptive Sentinel offers a quicker time to market for pay TV […]

Viaccess-Orca to talk illegal streaming and big data

Viaccess-Orca will give a technical presentation on ‘Architectures and Protocols Powering Illegal Content Streaming Over the Internet’ at IBC this year.  Executive vice-president of marketing, products, and security, David Leporini, will give the presentation in the Emerald Room at the RAI on September 10, at 11:00. “In today’s OTT multiscreen world, content service providers are challenged […]

Viaccess-Orca appoints new CEO

Orange Group-owned content security and delivery firm Viaccess-Orca has appointed Paul Molinier as CEO as part of an internal reshuffle. Molinier joins Viaccess-Orca from Orange Business Services, where he had worked since 2007, most recently as senior vice president in charge of the unified communication and collaboration global business unit. He replaces François Moreau de […]

Viaccess-Orca to show off Voyage TV everywhere solution

Content security and delivery specialist, Viaccess-Orca, will showcase its Voyage TV everywhere solution and its Connected Sential Player at ANGA COM.  Voyage is an end-to-end multiscreen service for delivering live, VoD and catch-up TV to smartphones, tablets and PCs. It includes content protection, digital rights management (DRM), a content discovery and recommendation platform, and is […]