RCDb and Verimatrix Partner to Secure Premium Video Distribution to Internet-Connected Blu-ray Players

Monday, September 13th, 2010
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Operators Can Now Leverage Significant Blu-ray Installed Base for OTT Video Delivery

AMSTERDAM — IBC2010 — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, and Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb), a next generation television software and data services company, unveiled at IBC2010 the first licensable solution for securing premium video content for over the top (OTT) distribution to Internet connected Blu-ray players.

The joint solution highlights how broadcasters, programmers and network operators can leverage the rapidly expanding base of Internet-connected Blu-ray players to cost effectively extend their revenue footprint through branded video services.

RCDb’s licensable Blu-ray disc client and server platform enables a complete operator-branded BD-Live service that supports both IP delivery of TV content and the extension of an operator’s STB user experience to consumer friendly Blu-ray players. Verimatrix has extended its MultiRights™ architecture for encryption, secure key management and device authentication to protect streaming content to Blu-ray players. No custom player integration is required, as the integrated application is delivered in the form of a spec compliant Blu-ray disc and the secure content delivery leverages the standards-based and studio-endorsed AACS content protection built into every device.

“Over the Top only happens at scale with the participation of premium content providers,” said Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb. “By integrating AACS security within the trusted and widely deployed Verimatrix MultiRights solution, Internet connected Blu-ray players become the natural bridge from disc to digital.”

“Pay-TV operators are responding to competitive pressures by finding innovative ways to add new services,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. “The new generation of high definition Blu-ray players represents a strategic, low capital expenditure, opportunity. Our joint solution opens up new avenues of revenue growth for content distribution.”

To view a demonstration of the joint solution, visit the Verimatrix booth 4.B84.