Accenture acquires IPTV assets from Nokia Siemens Networks
Consumers get improved video delivery options
TechTrade | 02 Oct 2012 :
Accenture has acquired Nokia Siemens Networks' Internet Protocol television (IPTV) business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The IPTV software, assets and capabilities will be integrated into Accenture's Video Solution - a software and services package enabling companies to deliver video content quickly and economically while reducing the initial costs of IT and infrastructure set-up.
Additionally, Accenture's enhanced broadband video services will give end users the ability to control their viewing experience through multiple platforms and devices, such as at home on a connected TV, a laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Marco Vernocchi, managing director of Accenture's Media and Entertainment industry group, said: "The scalable and flexible end solution we are creating will help video service providers dramatically change the way they approach content distribution while balancing costs.
"Consumers want to control the content they view, but they also want to manage where and when they view that content. They also want to be able to choose the device on which the content is delivered. Consumers also want the flexibility to watch a video while posting comments on social media sites or chatting with their friends about the content they are viewing. Access to content in a personalized way is here to stay, and we can expect to see even more features that allow users to make viewing a personal, mobile, dynamic video experience."