Macrovision acquires access control firm eMeta

Acquisition broadens Macrovision’s reach to online digital distribution

Macrovision, provider of installation and copy-protection software for the enterprise software,  music, and other industries, announced this week it has acquired eMeta.

A privately held company, eMeta provides access control software for media and software companies. The acquisition broadens Macrovision’s reach from physical distribution to online digital distribution, Macrovision said in a press release. The acquisition allows Macrovision to have a more extensive set of digital content management products, it said.

Customers of Macrovision and eMeta will have access to a broader portfolio of products, Macrovision said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Macrovision, based in Santa Clara, California, expects the deal to close by the end of the month.

EMeta's employees, including Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Lewin, will remain with the company and join Macrovision’s Corporate Strategy Group.

EMeta’s customers, including newspapers and financial information firms, use eMeta’s products to offer their customers digital access to news sections or chapters of content that are of most interest and value to them.

The company's products are a "perfect complement to our portfolio," Fred Amoroso, chief executive officer of Macrovision, said in a statement. Macrovision customers will benefit from a more complete set of digital offerings, with the "flexibility to adopt new business models, enhance business performance and share content however they choose."

Macrovision plans to incorporate eMeta technology into its products for video, music, enterprise software and games publishers, the company said.