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Following the agreement that the two parties struck in December 2016, content protection firm Viaccess-Orca has acquired Finland-based software company BigHill.
viaaccess BighillBigHill's team boasts more than 20 years of international experience in the areas of mobile software and devices, and since 2009 has provided mobile TV applications to Orange on iOS and Android devices.

Explaining the rationale for the deal, Viaccess-Orca says that adding a mobile TV app solution to its rich product and solutions portfolio will allow it to offer content providers an end-to-end solution for a rich and immersive content experience on any device. “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 CEO Paul Molinier. “We're thrilled to welcome BigHill to the Viaccess-Orca family and promise to continue driving high-quality, secure, and immersive mobile TV experiences.”

Added BigHill CEO Kari Karkkainen: “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.”