TV Connect 2014: Verimatrix beefs up IP, hybrid, cable security
Editor | 15-03-2014
Verimatrix is to enhance its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) solution set to address the transition to IP and hybrid networks and to specifically meet cable operators’ needs.

The multi-network, multiscreen digital TV security provider specialist says that it is positioning VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid as a new multi-network revenue security solution that draws on the strengths of the equivalent version for IP networks and online TV deployments.

The solution is designed to better enable combinations of RF and multicast linear delivery with advanced adaptive bitrate (ABR) service offerings, while ensuring harmonised rights management for consumers viewing content inside and outside the home. It uses enhanced HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) security for catch-up/on-demand and unicast linear services to set-top boxes (STBs), mobile devices and smart TVs. An integrated VideoMark forensic watermark component is designed to enable the solution to meet with enhanced content protection requirements for UltraHD/4K service deployments.

“As we move towards the next generation of video services, we believe that pay-TV operators have an opportunity to gain an advantage that propels them beyond the current limitations of their physical resources and enables them to better respond to changing market dynamics,” commented Verimatrix CEO Tom Munro. “We are excited to share the important implications and operator advantages of the software-empowered video operator model at TV Connect, while also detailing how our own solution has evolved to reflect these trends and developments.”