Verimatrix Secures Content for WIST IPTV Service

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 
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Polish Telco Capitalizes on Strong Partner Ecosystem to Deliver Custom IPTV Platform

LONDON, UK — IPTV World Forum 2010 — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that WIST, one of the longest-established telcos in Poland, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV to secure its comprehensive lineup of services for the Rzeszow region. Working with partner VECTOR, VCAS for IPTV secures content for 80 MPEG-2/MPEG-4 channels, video-on-demand (VOD) and network personal video recorder (nPVR) services.

WIST is delivering IPTV services to subscribers via its ADSL2+ network and is using BeeSMART middleware, customized by VECTOR, and the 1910 series of set-top boxes from Motorola. WIST selected VCAS for IPTV based on Verimatrix’s successful track record and strong endorsement from VECTOR.

“Verimatrix is well-regarded in this region and the telecommunications industry,” said Andrzej Kochanowicz, vice president of the Board of Telecommunication Cooperative WIST. “We had some unique network requirements and VCAS for IPTV provided the flexibility of a software-based content protection solution that we were looking for. It enabled us to gain access to premium content to help maintain customer loyalty and attract new subscribers.”

VCAS for IPTV leverages the two-way IP infrastructure in WIST’s network by providing a more sophisticated level of content security than traditional smart card-based systems. Cryptographic and e-commerce technologies proven in Internet banking, enable VCAS to secure content and enhance revenue streams, while successfully combating digital piracy and unauthorized access wherever it may occur within the distribution chain.

“IPTV continues to be an attractive service for telcos to gain a competitive edge. Operators now have a broad choice in proven solutions that best match their future network goals,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer. “We give full credit to the strength of our partnership ecosystem that enables us to deploy a cost-effective content security solution.”