Motorola refuses to rule out more TV acquisitions

Company has already bought DRM and content management specialists.
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Motorola has refused to rule out the possibility of making more acquisitions in the broadcast technology sector, a company executive told

The company’s Motorola Home division – one half of the old combined Motorola entity that is to be split this year – has already purchased a digital rights management developer and a content management systems firm.

BitBand was bought in Novemeber 2009 with DRM specialist SecureMedia following soon after in January 2010.

“We are putting a great deal of emphasis on end-to-end delivery something that the acquisitions have helped a great deal,” said Steve McCaffery. VP and GM, Motorola Home EMEA. “I wouldn’t say there was anything immediate coming up but it is certainly something we are not averse to looking at if the right opportunity comes along.”

The company is looking to develop its video solutions business for telcos. It is currently the market leader for IPTV set top boxes, but is now focusing on offering operators the full range of services.

“Telcos with an IPTV service have been building networks for video distribution only, the next move is to bring in OTT content, to look at how that content is stored and managed across the network and then how to do it all across three screens.

“Motorola bought SecureMedia for its DRM solution, which is software based and well suited for our smartphone technology. Both acquisitions were made in order to drive the seamless end-to-end approach for our three-screen technology,” added McCaffery.

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