Verimatrix Secures IPTV Services for PTK in Kosovo

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 
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PTK Leverages Proven Partner Ecosystem to Bring Advanced Interactive Services to the Region

SAN DIEGO, CA — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV has been deployed on the Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo J.S.C. (PTK) network. As the global number one in IPTV content protection, VCAS for IPTV enables the secure delivery of live, on-demand and interactive video services, as well as offering a solid upgrade platform that PTK can use to cost-effectively enhance its competitive advantage.

The Verimatrix security solution was integrated with an end-to-end IPTV platform developed in partnership with BeeSmart, the acknowledged interactive TV solution provider for service operators and hospitality market, which provided the IPTV middleware solution, and Harmonic’s leading head-end solutions. This marks the eighth IPTV project Verimatrix has implemented together with BeeSmart.

“Operators have a sizable array of IPTV solution providers to choose from to build and upgrade their networks. PTK chose to work with us because we are able to deliver successful implementations thanks to our enviable partner ecosystem and innovatiave security solutions,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. “We are proud to help secure and enhance the IPTV services from PTK, which is among the most advanced telecom operators in the region.”

VCAS for IPTV is a fully integrated component of the umbrella VCAS 3 architecture, which enables secure video delivery across a broad range of networks and device types. VCAS 3 shifts the value proposition beyond content protection, towards the broader perspective of revenue security. Digital TV operators are able to address new opportunities in the accelerating convergence of video delivery over various types of networks to a multitude of devices. VCAS for IPTV offers flexibility in choice of client devices, broad middleware interoperability and proven scalability. For five straights years, Verimatrix has been ranked number one globally in IPTV content protection and DRM by market research firm Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG).