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Viaccess-Orca completes Discretix acquisition

Content security and interactive TV technology provider Viaccess-Orca has completed the acquisition of Discretix’s Secure Player business, adding a variety of customers to the Viaccess-Orca customer base, including Digiturk, D-Smart, Telecom Italia, and TV4 Group.

Secure Player is a multiplatform media player available for Android and iOS tablets and devices that includes DRM for premium VoD and live content. The player has now been rebranded as Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player, available as a standalone product and as part of Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel solution for IP-enabled content services.

“Using Connected Sentinel Player, we’re able to deliver premium services to a wide range of connected devices with a very short time to market,” said Erdogan Simsek, CTO at Turkey’s D-Smart. “We are looking forward to working with Viaccess-Orca and to further enhancing content protection for our OTT multiscreen service offering.”

“Viaccess-Orca has developed a range of effective content protection and anti-piracy technologies and earned a reputation as a leader in the multiscreen environment, all of which will enable us to deliver content more securely anytime, anywhere, and on any device,” said Erkan Kara, director, innovative technologies at Turkish operator Digiturk. “We’re excited about now working with Viaccess-Orca to address our ever-evolving content security challenges.”

“Having a strong content protection solution is vital given the high amount of piracy today,” said Carl Bonnier, product manager, OTT services at Sweden’s C More Entertainment, TV4 Group. “We are eager to take advantage of the enriched content protection capabilities that Viaccess-Orca offers for our multiscreen TV services.”

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