MatrixStream secures cloud IPTV Solution for virtual cable providers

Editor | 07-01-2013

Cloud-based technology provider MatrixStream has launched what it describes as a ‘complete’ video content security solution for IPTV providers.

The IPTV technology company believes that one of the major barriers for consumers in switching over from traditional cable and satellite TV services to IPTV is the lack of quality content over the Internet, and that this lack of quality content can be attributed to the absence of internet content security for IPTV providers.

To address this situation, MatrixCloud says that the new IPTV solution with geo-blocking solves this problem by allowing service providers to restrict content programming by city, allowing customers to watch programming on any broadband connection and that with this geo-blocking feature, service providers can obtain channels such as sports and other premium programming not normally available over the Internet.

Using what the company calls unique technology, the new MatrixCloud feature, content streaming can be controlled down to city geography level. Moreover, says MatrixStream, this gives IPTV providers the ability to offer both DVR and user-initiated DVR functions allowing users to deploy either or both features so viewers can watch their video content anywhere, at any time, and on any streaming-capable device.

TheDVR feature allows IPTV providers to record all live TV shows for the last 30 days and make them available to viewers as VOD content. MatrixCloud also supports a user-initiated cloud DVR feature that allows viewers to record directly to the cloud. This allows viewers the ability to store selected shows long-term on their own cloud storage space. Both of these features can be offered as an add-on paid service or part of the bundled TV services.

“The MatrixCloud IPTV solution offers many features simply not available today on many Internet OTT (over-the-top) video services. The solution allows service providers to have time-to-market advantages when deploying next-generation TV services for their viewers. It also gives providers the ability to attract new customers while protecting their existing customer base from onslaught of internet based OTT TV services”, said Robert Liu, COO of MatrixStream.