Virgin Media (Nasdaq: VMED), in the throes of being acquired by Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA) for $23.3 billion, is still plowing ahead with a TV Anywhere (others call it TV Everywhere) effort and has chosen Concurrent (Nasdaq: CCUR) for its content delivery network (CDN) technology.
"Concurrent's unified solution was a great fit for us given the wide range of services we offer," said Scott Kewley, Virgin Media's director of multi-screen product in a press release. "We are committed to offering our customers a compelling experience on every screen and we are excited to be working with Concurrent to achieve our goals."
Those goals include building a cloud-based service to deliver content to multiple devices based on Concurrent's MediaHawk CDN adapting source content "on-the-fly" the two companies said. For Concurrent, Virgin Media is the latest in a list of European customers that includes Kabel Deutschland, ZON Multimedia (Portugal), Telefonica (Spain) and Vectra (Poland).
"Concurrent's strategy has been to provide operators with solutions that make it easier to launch new applications on any screen," said Jim Marino, Concurrent's senior vice president of sales in the press release. "The selection of our technology by Virgin Media is a key milestone in our progression, highlighting the strength of our technology, the success of our continued market expansion and our commitment to winning new marquee accounts around the globe."
For Virgin, it appears to be business as usual despite, or perhaps in addition to, the ongoing acquisition by Liberty Global that is expected to strengthen Virgin Media's position in the U.K. pay TV business and add 4.9 million subscribers to Liberty's growing customer base.
- Concurrent issued this press release
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