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France Telecom to Use Orca Interactive's Compass Content Discovery and Recommendations Solution

Israeli IPTV middleware and applications provider, Orca Interactive , said Monday that France Telecom has selected its Compass technology in order to implement a multi-screen content discovery and recommendations solution across all the services offered in association with its Orange IPTV platform.

According to Orca, Compass incorporates a variety of recommendations engines to provide a blend of optimized recommendations to TV, PC and mobile users. With Compass, the company claims, Orange subscribers...

France Telecom-Subsidiary, Viaccess, to Acquire Orca Interactive

Israeli IPTV middleware and applications provider, Orca Interactive, is
to be acquired by France Telecom-subsidiary, Viaccess, in a deal that
values it at approximately $21.4 million (note: for more info on recent
product announcements by Orca). The deal is subject to various
conditions, including approval by an extraordinary general meeting of
Orca Interactive. Viaccess is a provider of content-protection
technology, that claims to have deployed its conditional access and
DRM solutions in over 30 countries, and to serve over 1.2 million
active IPTV subscribers around the world. The companies say that the
acquisition will enable them to improve their respective market
positions and enhance their ability to "smoothly deliver innovative