Editor | 27-08-2013
As the result of a management buyout, multiscreen TV services provider Aspiro TV is to re-launch on 1 September as NORIGIN MEDIA.
NORIGIN MEDIA will continue to be based in Scandinavia and will offer what it calls “productised” versions of the over the top (OTT) TV streaming solutions that Aspiro TV has offered since 2004. Primary products will comprise hosted live TV head-end products to support streaming solutions in Europe and the company’s TV everywhere hybrid apps, which are offered globally.
The new concern, a privately held company, will be led by Espen Erikstad, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jussi Komonen, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ajey Anand, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), who will aim to build on business with operators such as Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, T-Mobile Europe, Telefónica O2, the BBC, Eurosport, FOX and MTV.
“We pride ourselves in maintaining our 10 year industry leadership position, hosting TV and video solutions for service providers that span the entire multiscreen OTT TV value chain,” commented Espen Erikstad. “We recently launched our Hybrid Apps product, which is already being endorsed by a number of large operators, broadcasters and media companies”
Added Jussi Komonen: “Taking NORIGIN MEDIA into private ownership will give us a greater strategic focus, and allow us to stay ahead of this quickly developing technology market place. It will also allow us tactical flexibility in execution so we can be more responsive to customer needs. We already count many of the biggest names in broadcasting among our list of customers and we fully expect to capitalise on this position by becoming independent specialists.”