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Anystream Buys Cauldron Solutions

Video-on-demand-software provider Anystream acquired content-management-software firm Cauldron Solutions, looking to fully combine Anystream’s video-production know-how with Cauldron’s rights-management expertise.

Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

Cauldron CEO Steve Salzinger, chief operating officer Russell Zack and chief technology officer Bhavan Shah will join Anystream as senior vice president, VP of products and VP of advanced technology, respectively, a spokesman said.

The two companies had been offering an integrated video encoding, packaging and workflow product since last fall.

Sterling, Va.-based Anystream’s key VOD product, Agility (renamed Anystream Media) -- used by Scripps Networks, CNN and numerous other programmers -- automates the formatting of digital content for television, the Internet and mobile devices.

Cauldron’s On Demand Workflow Manager (renamed Anystream Velocity) is a content-management system. New York-based Cauldron’s cable customers have included Cablevision Systems’ Rainbow Media Holdings unit and Cox Communications.