Cognizant from its barrio has announced that- it has entered into a definitive agreement to procure itaas, a digital video solutions company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Instituted in 1999, itaas helps leading cable, telecommunications, and technology companies to be able to deliver a broad range of digital video services across traditional cable, followed by broadcast, and telecommunications network environments and on consumer devices such as set-tops, tablets, and smartphones.
As further expounded in the announcement: Braced with approximately 200 professionals in the U.S., Canada, and India, itaas facilitates television providers and broadcasters, particularly cable channels, to deliver authenticated live streaming and video services on digital platforms, thus adding value to existing television subscriptions and delighting subscribers with exclusive viewing experiences anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
As more viewers look to access internet video content directly via TV, communications players are seeking out open platforms to reduce time-to-market, while digital device companies are focusing on bundling content with connected devices. The procurement will enable Cognizant to capitalize on the growing demand for greater interactivity, higher personalization, and innovative content delivery in the multi-screen and video market.
The end-to-end digital video engineering and multiplatform capabilities of itaas will extend and complement Cognizant’s existing capabilities serving the communications, media, and hi-technology industries, it adds. The expanded capabilities will also support other industries such as banking, retail, and healthcare, which are rolling out advanced customer and business platforms centered on video.
“We welcome itaas’ talented professionals to Cognizant,” alleged Rajeev Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of IT Services at Cognizant. Supplementing that – “As multiplatform video becomes the new normal, new technologies create more empowered and savvy consumers, and more industry sectors look to harness the potential of video for customer interaction, this acquisition strengthens our ability to help enterprises challenge the status quo, and create new business models in response to market shifts and competitive pressures in their industry segments.”
“We are delighted to join Cognizant,” held Vibha Rustagi, President and CEO, itaas. Furthering that – “Cognizant’s global reach, experience, and entrepreneurial culture will allow us to offer our current and future customers greater scale, a broader range of services, comprehensive solutions, and world-leading consulting and delivery expertise. International expansion is critical for us to continue our strong growth and provide greater opportunities for our employees.”