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AT&T to acquire Canadian video-streaming platform

telecom | 05/16/2016 9:14 pm EDT

AT&T Inc. announced Monday its plan to acquire Toronto-based Quickplay Media Inc., a video-streaming platform provider, to support its incoming DirecTV streaming offers. “Quickplay’s multitenant IP distribution infrastructure, combined with AT&T’s leading scale in IP connected end points, will allow us to host and distribute all forms of video traffic,” John Stankey, CEO of AT&T’s entertainment group, said in a press release. “We intend to scale and operate an industry-leading video distribution platform, and viewers will get the...