ARRIS swoops for SeaWell Networks

Editor | 19-04-2014

Almost exactly a year after its business-changing acquisition of Motorola Mobility's Home division, ARRIS is shopping again, this time for multiscreen IP technologies provider SeaWell Networks.

No financial value has been attributed to the deal as of yet but ARRIS has confirmed that it will integrate SeaWell's adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming technologies and talent into its Network & Cloud business. The company adds that the result will be that the combined portfolio – of IP video, multiscreen, and ad insertion solutions – will be the enabler for next-gen TV and advertising services.
Moreover ARRIS believes that such solutions will enhance IP video by enabling new levels of interactivity and personalisation. It sees them enabling the streamlining of video distribution across a variety of devices, while minimising the cost and complexity of multiple IP streaming platforms for multiple device types.
"This acquisition further positions ARRIS to transform IP video delivery… from content creation to consumption," explained Bob Stanzione, ARRIS Chairman and CEO.
"ARRIS and SeaWell Networks recently collaborated, introducing an integrated solution to monetise the multiscreen opportunity. SeaWell's technology and talent impressed our team, and we are excited to do more together. Combining our solutions, technologists and roadmaps promises to accelerate the delivery of the personalised TV and advertising solutions that service providers need and their consumers crave."