Verimatrix claims Russia's largest hybrid IPTV, OTT security contract

Editor | 25-01-2013

MegaFon, one of Russia's largest mobile network providers, has signed a deal with Verimatrix to enable integrated multi-network, multiscreen protection for premium content services.

Aiming to expand its base of more than 60 million active subscriber accounts, MegaFon is aiming to expand its offerings to include new interactive services enabled by IPTV using its IP-based network as the foundation of the deployment of video-on-demand (VOD) and live TV services.
The combined IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) video services will be secured by the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) solution. VCAS will provide an enhanced security solution for OTT services over networks using the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive protocol, with the intention of enabling MegaFon's OTT broadcast (linear) and video-on-demand (VOD) service delivery to a wide range of screen types over wired and wireless networks.
"We chose to partner with Verimatrix for a multitude of reasons, including the company's stellar reputation for ensuring a smooth deployment and its excellent security track record," explained Vitaly Starodubov, COO, MegaLabs, an arm of MegaFon focused specifically on launching and monetising new products and technologies. "The VCAS platform plays an important role in our new video service offering, since it not only ensures that we are adequately protecting our existing premium content service offering, but it also gives us the flexibility to easily extend this revenue protection to any services that we may add in the future."