Arqiva aquires Capablue

Infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has announced that it has acquired Capablue, the Connected TV, video-on-demand and content solution provider.

Joining the Digital Platforms division, Capablue will contribute to Arqiva’s growing investment in IP and connected TV capabilities.

Arqiva already has a well-established relationship with Capablue having partnered on solutions including the development of pay capabilities for the Connect TV platform.

Charles Constable, Managing Director for Digital Platforms at Arqiva said: “With the rapid expansion of high-speed broadband connections and the growth in ownership of internet-enabled televisions and other devices, Arqiva needed to broaden its offering. We have had a strong relationship with Capablue for many years making them the logical choice to expand our

capabilities, accelerate our growth and extend our customer proposition in this exciting new area.”

Tom Cape, CEO of Capablue, said: “Capablue’s strategy has evolved over the years, moving from being a front-end application specialist to providing fully managed, end-to-end solutions for internet connected televisions. Working as part of Arqiva enables us to evolve even further and become leaders in multiscreen distribution and video-on-demand.”

Together we have a broad portfolio of products servicing an unmatched variety of broadcast and on-demand content delivery platforms. The skills and experience of the Capablue team will enable further development of existing services including Connect TV, which enhances the Freeview proposition with free-to-air and premium IP channels and video-on-demand services.

DTG Staff  |  06.02.2014

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