Accenture buys IPTV assets from Nokia Siemens Networks, price not disclosed

1 Oct 2012

In an interesting move, consulting giant Accenture has acquired the software and skills of Nokia Siemens Networks’ IPTV (internet protocol TV) business for an undisclosed sum.

The technology enables companies to launch over-the-top TV and services quickly and economically while reducing the initial costs of IT and infrastructure.

The acquisition will also enable Accenture to provide end-to-end technology integration services to any vendor for any video platform.  

The technology will also give end users the ability to control their viewing experience, such as accessing content through a tablet, pausing whatever they may be watching and continuing to view that content at a later time – at home on a TV, a laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

“The combination of Nokia Siemens Networks’ IPTV assets with Accenture’s over-the-top TV software and capabilities, will deliver an exciting new combination of services to the global video industry,” said Marco Vernocchi, managing director of Accenture’s Media & Entertainment industry group.  

“The scalable and flexible end solution we are creating will help video service providers dramatically change the way they approach content distribution while balancing costs.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years