Acetrax was a video on demand company which was founded in the UK and Switzerland and incorporated as a Swiss company in Zürich in 2006.[1] The company was later acquired by Sky, a British telecommunications company.[2] The company provided over-the-top (OTT) content in Europe, for connected TVs. As of 2011, the company claimed to have their contents on TVs in 282 million households, in 48 countries.[3]

HeadquartersZurich, Switzerland
Area served

Sky acquired Acetrax in 2012 to expand their OTT capabilities.[4] The gross assets of Acetrax stood at £2.3 million as of December 31, 2011, according to Sky.[5]

By 2013, Acetrax had partnered with a variety of smart TVs and media players including LG,[6] Samsung,[7] Toshiba, Panasonic,[8] Philips and WD TV.[9]

Acetrax ceased operations as of June 21, 2013.[10] The service was integrated into Sky's on-demand services, Sky Go and Now TV.[4]


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

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  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, archived from the original on October 1, 2011, retrieved June 3, 2012
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  5. ^ "Sky acquires Acetrax on-demand streaming service", Cable, Cable (Existent Ltd), retrieved November 30, 2010
  6. ^ Loveridge, Sam (2013-01-16). "LG Smart TVs add Napster music streaming". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  7. ^ "Samsung unveils TV Discovery for finding and watching video content". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  8. ^ "Panasonic goes Over The Top with AceTrax". Broadband TV News. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  9. ^ "WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  10. ^ Acetrax announce end of operations, archived from the original on February 8, 2005, retrieved May 21, 2013