Verimatrix OTT Video Security Enables Sophisticated Service Delivery Over Unmanaged Networks

VCAS for Internet TV Extends International Footprint and Range of Revenue Stream Opportunities for OTT Services

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - IBC 2011-- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a wide range of enhancements to its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Internet TV solution that enable a greater range of subscriber features and an enhanced security profile for advanced over-the-top (OTT) video delivery. The ViewRight® Web client products for PC and Mac will enable an extended range of delivery models and feature more fine-grained security options on a device-by-device basis.

Verimatrix will be demonstrating the full range of capabilities of VCAS for Internet TV and ViewRight Web at IBC 2011 in booth #4.B54.

The proliferation of connected, or Internet-ready, devices capable of handling adaptive rate streaming video has dramatically expanded just in the last year. Pay-TV service providers have recognized the need and opportunity to develop hybrid network services that combine existing services with secure OTT options. This creates the need for fine-grained security capabilities that parallel the options employed on traditional managed RF and IP delivery networks. Comprehensive partner ecosystems offer integrated OTT platforms that also enable service providers to combine live content, with the ability to jump forward and backward, with on-demand and catch-up programming to create options for unlimited timeline navigation.

VCAS for Internet TV provides a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over networks implementing the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. Featuring multi-format support, VCAS for Internet TV secures OTT services over multiple network types to a wide range of screen formats, including both broadcast (linear) and video-on-demand (VoD) delivery. The Verimatrix ViewRight Web client family is a robust package of portable security applications that provide authentication and fine grain entitlement management for a variety of device categories, including PC/Macs, mobile handsets, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs.

Key enhancements addressed in the full VCAS for Internet TV solution include:

  • Closed Captioning -- Support for multilingual programming and service delivery that extends the value of encoded HLS assets across a wider geographic footprint.

  • Dynamic copy control parameters -- Enforcing output control parameters to prohibit unauthorized copying of streamed content.

  • On-screen display (OSD) fingerprinting -- Forcing periodic display of a device identifier overlay to deter unauthorized retransmission of streamed content.

  • Local file cache and playback options -- Support for locally downloaded content in secure HLS format to extend range of service delivery options.

  • Extended client instrumentation -- More detailed reporting of client device status and network performance to enhance overall deployment management.

"We are experiencing the maturing of the OTT video market where network operators are now able to blend OTT into their traditional services -- from an operational, technology and revenue model perspective. This requires enhanced OTT security functionality and options in order to deliver premium content to OTT devices," said Petr Peterka, CTO of Verimatrix. "Our VCAS for Internet TV enhancements are in response to our customers' specific security needs to enable a transparent experience for their subscribers, while still maintaining the appropriate level of security across devices."

VCAS for Internet TV and ViewRight Web are components of the VCAS 3 architecture, which addresses the new video marketplace with a proactive revenue security and enhancement approach for DVB broadcast, hybrid, and IPTV networks.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. For more information, please visit, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc and LinkedIn to join the conversation.