Verizon Buys Volicon—Volicon Comments

When Verizon purchased the video quality measurement company Volicon, some wondered if the staid broadcast equipment vendor would disappear inside the Telco. Volicon answers that question.

Volicon responds:

"Volicon is joining the Verizon Digital Media Services family, and we are eager to take advantage of our companies’ mutual strengths to push forward in refining the technology and media services we offer to the broadcast and online video industry.

"Volicon is joining the Verizon Digital Media Services family, and we are eager to take advantage of our companies’ mutual strengths to push forward in refining the technology and media services we offer to the broadcast and online video industry.

"In the foreseeable future and until further notice, Volicon will retain its brand identity and organizational structure. This acquisition complements our mutual target markets, particularly in the broadcast, network, and affiliate segments, and we are committed to working together in providing and supporting Volicon’s existing solutions and services.

"At the same time, Verizon Digital Media Services will leverage Volicon’s industry-leading technology for video capture, archive, compliance monitoring, and clip creation to provide broadcasters with an even broader range of tools with which to bring high-quality content to the Internet quickly via OTT cloud-based delivery models. Our QoE and QoS tools, which have become enormously valuable in both linear and OTT monitoring, also will add value to the Verizon Digital Media Services platform, thereby offering an even greater customer base with better visibility into critical quality and engagement metrics.

"This is an exciting time in our industry, and we’re confident that the combination of our innovative, forward-thinking, and talented engineering, service, and support teams will yield ever better outcomes for our customers."

In the foreseeable future and until further notice, Volicon will retain its brand identity and organizational structure. This acquisition complements our mutual target markets, particularly in the broadcast, network, and affiliate segments, and we are committed to working together in providing and supporting Volicon’s existing solutions and services.

At the same time, Verizon Digital Media Services will leverage Volicon’s industry-leading technology for video capture, archive, compliance monitoring, and clip creation to provide broadcasters with an even broader range of tools with which to bring high-quality content to the Internet quickly via OTT cloud-based delivery models. Our QoE and QoS tools, which have become enormously valuable in both linear and OTT monitoring, also will add value to the Verizon Digital Media Services platform, thereby offering an even greater customer base with better visibility into critical quality and engagement metrics.

This is an exciting time in our industry, and we’re confident that the combination of our innovative, forward-thinking, and talented engineering, service, and support teams will yield ever better outcomes for our customers."

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