Hong Kong's now TV deploys Verimatrix VCAS for Internet TV

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 
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Verimatrix Proud to Be now TV’s Partner of Choice for Its Multi-Screen Video on Demand Service; Hong Kong’s Leading Pay-TV Operator Deploys VCAS for Internet TV for Advanced Revenue Security and Expanded Device Support

SAN DIEGO, CA and HONG KONG — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that PCCW Limited’s now TV is securing its over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Internet TV. now TV is Hong Kong’s largest quad-play pay-TV provider and has one of the world’s largest commercial deployments of IPTV.

now TV leverages VCAS™ for Internet TV to provide revenue security for its now Video Express First, a pay-per-view movie on-demand service that offers subscribers access to the latest blockbuster movies distributed by major Hollywood studios in rich options of 3D format, high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats, and now Video Express Unlimited, a subscription-based movie and drama on-demand service. Deploying VCAS for Internet TV enables now TV to expand the number of devices that now Video Express supports to include both Apple and Android devices on top of PCs and Macs.

“Consumers today want to be able to watch their favorite movies and shows on the device of their choosing, wherever they want, whenever they want,” said Keith Huang, vice president of Product Management, PCCW. “VCAS for Internet TV will enable us to fulfill content owners’ stringent licensing requirements for content security, thereby increasing our access to premium content and helping us better satisfy our subscribers’ thirst for the latest high quality content.”

VCAS for Internet TV, a key option powered by the VCAS platform, addresses these requirements by providing a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over networks implementing HLS. Featuring multi-format support, VCAS for Internet TV secures OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple network types.

“Supported by this robust new content protection system from Verimatrix, now TV can enhance the rollout of its new TV anywhere business models, particularly those that take advantage of earlier release windows (ERW) for premium VoD content,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting deployment and look forward to helping now TV further expanding their base of loyal subscribers.”