IBC 2014: Deutsche Glasfaser chooses Verimatrix for content security
Michelle Clancy
| 12 September 2014
German fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider Deutsche Glasfaser has selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) to provide revenue security for its linear TV, radio, video-on-demand (VOD) and multiscreen services.

The DGTV service is scheduled to launch in October 2014 and will offer German subscribers access to approximately 100 SDTV channels, 50 HDTV and 100 radio channels.

Deutsche Glasfaser deployed VCAS for Internet TV to provide enhanced revenue security for DGTV, which is deployed over a fibre network featuring the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol; it can be accessed through multiple devices, including via an Abox42 model M20 set-top-box (STB), game consoles, both Android and iOS-based phones and tablets, PCs, Macs and connected TVs.

"We chose to collaborate with Verimatrix on this important deployment as VCAS offers us the flexibility to cost-effectively secure the services that our subscribers demand," said Niels Jonkman, business manager at Deutsche Glasfaser. "The depth and breadth of the Verimatrix deployment ecosystem was also particularly attractive. Collaborating with best-of-breed vendors that have proven component integration points has certainly streamlined our deployment and reduced time-to-market."

"As operators around the globe increasingly adopt hybrid network configurations, it is imperative to deploy a revenue security solution that seamlessly supports multiple networks and enables new business models," said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. "VCAS is uniquely suited to help operators such as Deutsche Glasfaser scale and support both their immediate and emerging digital TV security needs. We congratulate them on the upcoming launch of their DGTV service and look forward to collaborating with them on future initiatives."

The deployment, which also leverages Elemental's software-defined video processing technology, VisualOn's multimedia player for PC, Android and iOS, Cisco's servers and network technology, and Gluster FS' distributed file system.

Verimatrix will demonstrate its revenue security options at IBC 2014 from 12-16 September in Amsterdam.