NAB 2013 News

NAB 2013: Venezuela's NetUno selects Verimatrix VCAS for DVB

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 09-04-2013
Venezuelan telecommunications services operator NetUno has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority (VCAS) architecture to provide revenue security for its NetUno TV digital broadcast service.
NetUno is the third largest pay-TV operator in Venezuela, with offices in Colombia, Panama and the United States.
NetUno relies on VCAS for digital video broadcast (DVB) to secure its linear content library and associated revenue for broadcast services over its new DVB-C network in Caracas. The cardless conditional access solution enables NetUno to combine standards-based DVB technology for broadcast distribution with future interactivity via IP-based networks using a single security system.
"Choosing a DVB standards-based architecture has helped us achieve better price performance and improve ARPU," said Jose Martinez, operations director at NetUno. "Using an open standard such as DVB gives us wide choice of interoperable products. These benefits are further amplified by deploying a robust revenue security solution such as VCAS for DVB, which helps us protect our existing network investments while we prepare for our multiscreen future."
Network Broadcast served as the solutions supplier for the Caracas project, offering VCAS for DVB in combination with a Blankom DVB headend. NetUno's premium content is delivered to its subscribers via SandMartin's HD-enabled DVB-C set-top boxes (STBs). The integrated solution complements the legacy proprietary solutions already in use and provides a cost-effective upgrade path for NetUno's remaining analogue systems. To date, Verimatrix and Network Broadcast have collaborated on more than 40 DVB projects in South America.
"We are very excited to have once again successfully partnered with Network Broadcast on this important project. Together, we have created a flexible solution that is extremely scalable and will enable NetUno to easily add both multiscreen and hybrid DVB-OTT services in the future," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix.
"We are delighted to have collaborated with Verimatrix to create an ideal foundation for NetUno as they continue their digitalisation efforts" said Alejandro Cubino, director at Network Broadcast. "We look forward to continuing this productive and successful partnership in the future for the continued benefit of pay-TV operators throughout South America."
NetUno became the fifth Verimatrix VCAS pay-TV operator deployment in Venezuela, which demonstrates the breadth of the company's content and revenue security solutions across various types of video delivery networks: CANTV (IPTV), Inter (satellite DTH, through TuVes), Sun Channel (B2B via DVB satellite) and TV Zamora (DVB cable).