Verizon Digital Media Services Acquires Volicon

Deal to Boost VDMS's Broadcast-to-OTT Offerings

Verizon Digital Media Services, Verizon’s cloud video and advertising division, has acquired broadcast monitoring and content archival company Volicon, the companies announced March 16.

Bob Toohey, president of Verizon Digital Media Services, said the Volicon acquisition will improve his company’s ability to offer clients a “seamless option” for repackaging existing broadcast feeds and channels for cloud-based OTT services. Volicon’s broadcast and network suite of applications — which allow clients to monitor and record broadcast and OTT feeds for quality control, compliance, ad-verification and more — is currently in use by ABC, Disney, BBC, CBS and others.

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