Motorola Mobility will acquire Dreampark, a Swedish software company that enables operators to deliver internet protocol television services. Dreampark will become part of the Motorola Mobility Converged Experiences business. Their product portfolio is expected to be integrated into the Motorola Medios service management software suite. Terms of the transaction, which was announced at the IP&TV World Forum in London, were not disclosed.
Dreampark Dreamgallery middleware is based on open standards such as HTML and SVG scalable vector graphics. The middleware is designed to support different set-top box and conditional access providers, even within a single system.
Dreampark customers include a number of Scandinavian operators: Canal Digital, Viasat, FastTV and Dansk Bredbaand, among others.
Per Skyttvall, the chief executive of Dreampark, said: “It’s a fast-evolving time in the industry as consumers are looking to view content on their own terms, and we are excited to be extending our software innovation across multiple devices as a result of this agreement with Motorola Mobility.”
In January, Motorola split into two businesses, Motorola Solutions, focussing on enterprise and government communications, and Motorola Mobility, combining mobile devices and cable set-top and video infrastructure.
John Burke, general manager of the Motorola Converged Experiences business, said the acquisition would allow them to “capitalize upon the convergence of wireless technology, media, mobile computing and the internet.”