Motorola Mobility To Buy IPTV Software Firm Dreampark

Motorola Mobility has moved to acquire Sweden based IPTV software maker Dreampark, in a deal expected to be closed in the first half of 2011.

Dreampark offers IPTV middleware software called Dreamgallery, which allows operators to offer regular TV content, video-on-demand and interactive portals. Dreamgallery also comes with a highly customisable user interface.

Financial details of the acquisition, which will see Dreampark being integrated into Motorola Mobility's Converged Experiences business, have not been revealed.

Dreampark's IPTV technology also supports a lot of web standards including HTML and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). According to Computer World, the technology can also be used to integrate traditional cable TV and Satellite TV with IPTV services like video-on-demand.

“This transaction enables us to continue to enhance our Medios software portfolio and capitalise upon the convergence of wireless technology, media, mobile computing and the Internet,” said John Burke, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Mobility’s Converged Experiences business.

Motorola will be able to use the newly acquired technology to deliver content across devices, such as on the Android based Motorola Xoom tablet, which has already been launched in the US.