Orca Interactive in IPTV Deals with Russia's BCC, China's Yuxing

Israeli IPTV middleware and applications provider, Orca Interactive (note: earlier this year, the company was acquired by Viaccess--see [itvt] Issue 7.77 Part 1), has partnered with Russian systems integrator, BCC, on a wholesale, customizable IPTV solution for the Russian market. According to the companies, the solution has already been deployed by Russian regional incumbents, North-West Telecom, Siberia Telecom and Southern Telecommunications Company. The new partnership marks Orca's entrance into the Russian wholesale market. The new...

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