According to a BusinessWire PR release, Canada’s QuickPlay Media is acquiring the network operations center assets of FLO TV, the mobile TV services owned by Qualcomm that was shut down earlier this year. Qualcomm sold the NOC, located in the University City area of San Diego, for an undisclosed amount.
SBE members Michael Martinez and Derrik Cullison took engineering management positions earlier this year with QuickPlay after working for Qualcomm during its management of the FLO TV project.
QuickPlay provides media management services for companies that distribute content to mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and smart TV’s. The move to San Diego, said Wayne Purboo, president and CEO of QuickPlay Media, was due to the company’s desire to expand its footprint in the U.S. and rapidly growing demand for content. the facility to manage the capture and distribution of both live and on-demand content for a broad range of IP-enabled devices.
The company currently manages more than one million media assets on behalf of such customers as AT&T U-verse, SIRIUS XM Radio, Bell Mobility, Motorola Mobility, Rogers Communications, RIM and Sony Pictures.