Verimatrix Secures Enhanced Hybrid DVB-C/IP Digital TV Services for TelstraClear

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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VCAS for DVB Delivers Software-Based Content Security Solution for TelstraClear’s Upgraded Hybrid Network and Advanced Digital Video Recorder

LONDON — IPTV World Forum 2010, Stand #117 — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced TelstraClear as a new DVB hybrid operator that will be securing its pay-TV revenue with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB. Using a custom hybrid platform, a joint development between Verimatrix, TelstraClear and, the service will deliver a wide range of pay-TV services over an advanced network to the New Zealand market.

TelstraClear Ltd. is New Zealand’s second-largest full service telecommunications company with 400,000 subscribers and a subsidiary of Telstra Corp. (ASX: TLS) in Australia. As the leading provider of triple-play services, the operator recently upgraded its fibre-based distribution and broadband IP network to deliver digital video recording (DVR) functionality, high definition (HD) on-demand channels and other interactive capabilities. TelstraClear has been providing cable TV for 15 years to customers in two of New Zealand’s largest cities and has market-leading uptake of its TV service with existing customers.

“From the start, we recognized the advantages of Verimatrix’s approach to hybrid networks as it streamlines the management and operational costs of a single content security solution at the head-end, while at the same time enabling new revenue-generating services,” said Jeff Doyle, market manager, InHome Services, TelstraClear.

VCAS for DVB enables TelstraClear to combine standards-based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology for linear content distribution with a broad range of IP-based services using a single robust security solution. The hybrid STB will provide subscribers with more innovative and interactive capabilities.

“TelstraClear’s decision to deploy a hybrid DVB-C/IP solution allows them to provide the most advanced on-demand and interactive services to their cable customers through an IP-based network,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix. “We are excited to contribute our expertise and leadership of modern, software-based content security to enable the development of an innovative hybrid set-top box for TelstraClear’s advanced service that will open new opportunities for its subscribers.”

Doyle will present TelstraClear’s case study on its “Advanced Hybrid Pay-TV Deployments in New Zealand” today, March 23rd at 14.15 at the IPTV World Forum event in London. To read more about what operators should consider when upgrading their networks, download Verimatrix’s white paper on “New Content Security Strategies Transform Pay-TV Service Migration”.