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Acetrax is a video on demand company which was founded in the UK and Switzerland and incorporated as a Swiss company in Zürich in 2006[1] and which was bought by Sky.[2] The company provides over-the-top (OTT) content in Europe, for connected TVs. They claim to have their contents on TVs in 282 million households, in 48 countries.[3] It is understood that Sky's acquisition of Acetrax in May 2012 will provide the Sky customers who do not currently subscribe to pay TV - with films and music. The move seen as part of the satellite broadcaster's move into the internet TV market.

The gross assets of Acetrax stood at £2.3 million as of December 31, 2011, according to Sky.[4]

Acetrax will cease operation as of June 21, 2013.[5]


As well as video on demand, Acetrax has also created an app which is embedded in phones such as Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Grundig.

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  1. ^ IPTV News, Informa Telecoms and Media, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  2. ^ "Sky acquires Acetrax as it prepares for NOW TV launch", Digital Spy, Digital Spy, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  3. ^ "Focused on Europe", About us, Acetrax, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  4. ^ "Sky acquires Acetrax on-demand streaming service", Cable, Cable (Existent Ltd), retrieved November 30, 2010 
  5. ^ Acetrax announce end of operations, retrieved May 21, 2013