ViewRight Gateway Offers Extended Security Envelope for In-Home Distribution and Consumption Models
LONDON--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - TV Connect -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced ViewRight Gateway, a new component of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority (VCAS) architecture, and one of the options available in the award-winning ViewRight ONE multi-network client security suite. ViewRight Gateway efficiently and securely manages the format translation process for both incoming linear (broadcast) content streams and for local assets recorded on a DVR, extending the operators' revenue security regime for home networking models and optimizing subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).
ViewRight Gateway features a set of functions that enables secure translation between incoming content streams from a managed video delivery network and corresponding stream formats that are optimized for in-home distribution and consumption. To support secure media redistribution within the home to the widest variety of consumer devices, the initial secure formats supported are DTCP-IP and enhanced HTTP live streaming (HLS) security. In each case the fine grain control mechanisms required by content owners are managed through the single security authority VCAS™ head end and maintained across the translation boundary.
Supported network types include IPTV content streams protected by VCAS for IPTV and RF broadcast streams protected by VCAS for DVB. To extend the applications of this sophisticated Gateway capability, the same enhanced HLS security is available to expand content redistribution business models from legacy broadcast delivery systems.
"Multi-network, multi-screen video services are playing a increasingly vital role in successful pay-TV operators' service portfolios," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We've enhanced our ViewRight ONE framework with ViewRight Gateway to provide additional home networking options with robust, unified rights management capabilities. This is all with the goal of offering a range of solutions that can serve as the foundation of a compelling service value proposition."
ViewRight Gateway has been developed in conjunction with home networking specialist partners within the Verimatrix ecosystem, including ACCESS, whose award-winning NetFront Living Connect DLNA technology component plays an important role in the new solution. These partners enable the specific head end and metadata management integration that support content discovery and navigation in home networking deployments. ACCESS also contributes detailed packaging implementation logic from their vast experience in home networking standards.
"Maximizing the monetization of content across a multi-network, multi-screen delivery environment is not without challenges, including those associated with home media sharing," said Joerg Eggink, product director, Connected Home, ACCESS. "We are pleased to work with Verimatrix in developing a studio confident solution. ViewRight Gateway is of tremendous value to any operator wanting to enhance revenue security and increase subscriber QoE. In addition, the solution is interoperable with a large amount of CE devices, which will help the operator reach more screens and also reduce the volume of customer support calls."
Verimatrix will be demonstrating ViewRight Gateway during TV Connect 2013, 19-21 March at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London in booth #173.
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.
Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.