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France Telecom subsidiary Viaccess has agreed to buy IPTV company Orca Interactive Ltd. for $21.4 million. Our take: This is France Telecom’s play to fend off rival Free.fr, which is going gangbusters over in France. There’s a lot of consolidation in the IPTV middleware market; everyone’s […]

France Telecom subsidiary Viaccess has agreed to buy IPTV company Orca Interactive Ltd. for $21.4 million. Our take: This is France Telecom’s play to fend off rival Free.fr, which is going gangbusters over in France. There’s a lot of consolidation in the IPTV middleware market; everyone’s competing with Microsoft, the big kahuna in this space. For more, check out Om’s interview with Free.fr’s “broadband maverick,” Xavier Niel.

  1. [...] for a quick stand up interview at the TV of Tomorrow conference to ask him about his company being bought by France Telecom’s Viaccess this week. While he wouldn’t talk about what Viaccess’ plans for the middleware company [...]

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