Arqiva acquires multiplatform specialists Capablue
Strengthening position as leaders in multiplatform content distribution
6 February 2014, London UK – Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media
services company, has acquired Capablue, the Connected TV, video-on-demand and
content solutions provider to operators, broadcasters and brands.
Joining Arqiva’s Digital Platforms division, Capablue will strengthen Arqiva’s growing
investment in IP and connected TV capabilities. Arqiva’s heritage in terrestrial and satellite
television distribution, together with the expertise and experience of Capablue in internetenabled TV solutions and video-on-demand, positions Arqiva uniquely to offer services
across multiple channels, platforms and technologies.
Arqiva and Capablue already have a well-established relationship having partnered on
solutions including the development of pay capabilities for the Arqiva 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 a fully managed, end-toend solutions for internet connected televisions. Working as part of Arqiva’s Digital Platform
division enables us to evolve even further and become leaders in multi-screen distribution
and video on demand.”
Together Arqiva and Capablue will 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.
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast,
satellite and mobile communications markets.
The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of
the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. Customers include
major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers
including the UK's four mobile network operators, and the emergency services. www.arqiva.com
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