Digital rights management software developer Macrovision Corp has extended its product range with the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of privately-held eMeta Corp, whose software is used by a blue-chip collection of broadcasters and publishers.
Macrovision said the deal would extend the breadth of its portfolio to include a spectrum of access control, usage entitlement, e-commerce and subscription management software.
New York-based eMeta’s customers base includes The New York Times, Turner Broadcasting, Standard & Poor’s, The McGraw-Hill Companies and Reed Elsevier.
The company has a strong base amongst publishers because its software enables them to offer customers digital access to news sections or chapters of content that are of most interest. It includes options for unique subscription models, online customer billing and customer care.