Orange-owned Viaccess-Orca has bought the OTT video software start-up Squadeo.

On completion of the deal, Squadeo’s multimedia QuickPlayer will be added to Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player (CSP) to create a service for delivering live and VOD content to PC, Mac and connected mobile devices, including Android and iOS.

Both companies are based in France. No financial details were revealed.

Paul Molinier, chief executive of Viaccess-Orca, said, “Combining Squadeo’s best-in-class multimedia player technologies with our Connected Sentinel Player offering will enable content providers to deliver better video quality with stronger content protection, and effectively monetise their OTT multiscreen services.”

Squadeo was founded in 2015 by Nicolas Delahaye and Benoit Brieussel, two former employees of NXP Software. Delahaye also previously worked for Philips.

The company develops secure video players on open platforms that are pre-integrated with major DRMs.

Delahaye, who is president at Squadeo, added, “In order to differentiate from the competition and succeed in today’s rapidly evolving multiscreen world, content providers need powerful and innovative end-to-end platforms featuring the same unique experience on any consumer device.”