Alpha Networks, a provider of hybrid TV back-ends, announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Hubee, a Paris-based software company specialising in smart video platforms and unique user experience solutions. This acquisition expands Alpha Networks’ tucano back-end capabilities, enabling the company to better serve its customers.
Alpha Networks’ tucano product manages content, subscribers and payments, enabling network and mobile operators as well as media companies to deliver any video content over OTT or hybrid networks on all devices. Its modular structure allows users to manage features such as live to VOD, nPVR, profiling and catch-up.
“We are proud and excited to bring together two companies that share the same values and market vision,” said Kris Warreyn, CEO at Alpha Networks. “This acquisition will allow us to deliver additional value to our customers and partners by providing them with competitive solutions and TV expertise for increased content monetisation.”
Hubee’s front-ends, deployed by numerous operators, offer seamless integration with Alpha Networks’ tucano back-ends, unlocking new possibilities for media companies and network operators that want to quickly deliver next-generation content services. This acquisition also brings additional video expertise to Alpha Networks, in particular, ad-insertion features and Accurate EPG services, strengthening its position in the digital TV marketplace.
“This transaction allows Hubee to continue its development with the help of a market-leading back-end with telco-grade capabilities and a highly scalable and modular approach,” said Frédéric Pie, chairman and founder of Hubee. “I will join the advisory board at Alpha Networks and look forward to contributing to Alpha Networks’ future success.”