Monday, June 9, 2008

Cisco to Acquire DiviTech for Video Management Software

Cisco agreed to acquired Denmark-based DiviTech A/S, a provider of digital-service management (DSM) solutions for media broadcasters, cable operators and IPTV service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DiviTech's DSM technology includes a software application that will allow service provider customers to centrally provision and easily deliver localized content, such as local and regional news and on-demand video and services, within a specific geography.

Cisco said the acquisition will further enhance its video-delivery strategy. Cisco plans to integrate DiviTech's DSM product with the Cisco ROSA network- and element-management solution to create an end-to-end platform that offers all layers of digital video management (element, network and service) in a single modular product.

DiviTech was founded in 1999 by former technical consultants at Denmark's largest cable TV network operated by TeleDanmark, the former state-owned Danish Telecom.