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Content services protection and enhancement specialist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is to bolster its security proposition with the acquisition of the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies.

Available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, SecurePlayer comprises a multiplatform media player that incorporates digital rights management (DRM) for premium video-on-demand (VOD) and live content. Once the buyout closes, expected to be in early Q2 2014, Viaccess-Orca will offer SecurePlayer as a standalone product and as part of its Connected Sentinel, its range of content protection solutions for IP-enabled content services. Connected Sentinel is also a main component in VO's end-to-end solution for multiscreen services.

"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 Francois Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca, commenting on the move. "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," added Coby Sella, CEO of Discretix. "Existing and future SecurePlayer customers will benefit from VO's global presence, scale, and proven capabilities in the over-the-top (OTT) and pay-TV markets."

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