Motorola to Acquire Bitband

Motorola has signed an agreement to acquire BitBand, a provider of content management and delivery systems. BitBand has over 60 commercial IPTV deployments worldwide. The acquisition of BitBand will supplement Motorola's on-demand product line, including the Adaptive Media management framework and streaming servers.

"Motorola is committed to investing in our video infrastructure solutions as our customers evolve their networks to handle the explosion in consumer demand for video," said John Burke, senior vice president and general manager, Broadband Home Solutions, part of the Motorola Home & Networks Mobility business. "BitBand has a leading share in IPTV video on demand and a strong base in Europe that we plan to leverage as we continue growing our infrastructure business in the EMEA region."