SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - As a specialist in the deployment of secure multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services, Verimatrix will be hosting a series of regionally focused forums in 2012 that highlight next-generation video offerings. The focus of the forum series is Multi-network Solutions in the Real World where each event will feature tailored operator and vendor presentations that illustrate the market drivers and decisions that have powered successful deployments. In collaboration with key members of its diverse partner ecosystem, Verimatrix will help illustrate key enablers for commercial video delivery over combinations of managed networks (cable and satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial) and unmanaged networks (Internet-centric OTT services).

"Operators are faced with many decisions when rolling out multi-network services. We saw an opportunity to use current deployments as a foundation for discussion at these events, as well as provide an agenda that will be interactive and stimulating for operators contemplating advanced services," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. "As the specialist in revenue security for multi-network digital TV services, we are able to bring together a valuable ecosystem of experts that can share their insight and experience in the field."

A few key market drivers have signaled significant new opportunities for traditional service providers and increased pressure to extend the reach and format of their offerings:

  • Availability of flexible and scalable DVB broadcast conditional access (CA) solutions that enable one-way operators to converge rights management with IP-based on-demand services.
  • Adaptive rate streaming, and in particular the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol, that has greatly improved video playback quality and consumer experience in lower bandwidth broadband networks.
  • DVB hybrid architectures that mix cable and satellite broadcast content distribution with unicast IP video-on-demand (VOD).
  • Cross-DRM support to enable subscriber "super domains" across DVB, IPTV, HLS, PlayReady DRM and Marlin DRM devices.
  • Growth in number and variety of connected devices in networked households that create demand for content sharing from gateway devices.
  • Use of forensic watermarking technology to add a layer of security beyond the distribution network.

As this new marketplace matures, service providers have more options from innovative video technology suppliers that are creating strong partner ecosystems and offering advanced capabilities with flexibility for deployment. Multi-network Solutions in the Real World is a forum to discuss and debate the technology and business trade-offs, and ultimately the implementation decisions made by operators, which are valuable for those currently considering or already planning their multi-network roll-outs.

The first of these forum presentations will be delivered at CSTB 2012 during the IP&TV Forum session that Verimatrix is co-sponsoring with Netris. On Feb. 7 at 11:20 am, Alexandre Guitine, senior director, Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe, will present, "Converging IPTV & OTT: Creating a Multi-Network Security Solution," that will focus on unifying the consumer's multi-screen experience across networks and devices.

The Multi-network Solutions in the Real World forums are co-located with leading video industry tradeshows including CABSAT, ABU, IP&TV World Forum, SCAT CATV Digitisation Workshop, NAB and Connected TV World Summit. For additional information and a list of scheduled events, visit

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. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.