Dish Media Network selects Verimatrix for DVB advanced cardless security

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 21-06-2012

Dish Media has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority (VCAS) 3 system on its DVB-S2 network. Kathmandu-based Dish Media is Nepal’s only satellite-based direct-to-home (DTH) service provider.
Dish Media relies on VCAS for DVB to provide revenue protection for its premium linear content, which encompasses 70 channels including HBO, SHOWTIME, Starz, Cinemax, HD Platinum, and many other movie channels and packages. VCAS for DVB has also been integrated with the SMT set-top box that will power Nepal’s first personal video recorder (PVR) service launched later this month. Subscribers will be able to record programs and view at their convenience.
Frank Fischer, CTO, Dish Media Network, said: “We chose to partner with Verimatrix because they are uniquely capable of supporting our mission by protecting not only our existing premium services, but because VCAS also give us the flexibility to seamlessly expand our service offering to multiple screens in the future."
VCAS for DVB provides Dish Media Network with a robust cardless security solution that saves the operator from managing the logistics of smart cards. VCAS uses standardised Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Simulcrypt to ensure compatibility of Dish Media Network’s new premium content delivery with its legacy conditional access system (CAS) during the subscriber upgrade process.
Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer of Verimatrix, added: “Deploying Verimatrix advanced cardless security solutions will enable Dish Media Network to expand its services in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining compatibility with its incumbent CAS and set-top boxes.
“DVB operators are recognising the cost and operational advantages of the Verimatrix cardless security solution. VCAS for DVB is a complete CAS solution without any compromises on technology or business model support, while being an integral part of the broader VCAS 3 multi-network platform.”
Verimatrix will be demonstrating its advanced multi-network security solutions at CommunicAsia 2012, 19-22 June, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.