P&TLuxembourg Secures IPTV Service with Verimatrix VCAS

Monday, October 29th, 2007
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P&TLuxembourg Leverages Verimatrix Best-of-Breed Partner Ecosystem to Build and Extend Long-term Vision of IPTV Service

LUXEMBOURG and SAN DIEGO — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that P&TLuxembourg has chosen to secure its IPTV offering with Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS™). P&TLuxembourg is using VCAS to protect both live broadcasts and Video-on-Demand (VoD) on its network.

P&TLuxembourg bring considerable expertise to the delivery of IP-based television as the most established telecommunications provider in Luxembourg. VCAS offers higher levels of content security than traditional smartcard systems through the advanced application of Internet cryptography techniques. The comprehensive architecture of VCAS enables P&TLuxembourg to offer a true state-of-the-art IPTV service with features such as Picture-in-Picture, PVR/DVR, time shift, and advanced VoD. Subscribers can access a wide range of channels including many not available within Luxembourg today.

“For our service it is essential that our content is totally protected and we have confidence in Verimatrix’s leadership position in content security,” said Cliff Konsbruck, IPTV Project director, P&TLuxembourg. “Verimatrix has an excellent record of successful deployments with operators in nearby countries such as Belgium and France. VCAS was quick to implement, cost-effective, and will prove scaleable for our future needs. Partnering with Verimatrix guarantees easy access to the major content providers in the world.”

“Beyond the protection that Verimatrix technology provides to P&TLuxembourg and its content partners, VCAS acts as a foundation for many competitive features in these services,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “Verimatrix solutions fully support P&TLuxembourg’s profile as a technological innovator in Luxembourg’s pay-TV market.”

P&TLuxembourg took full advantage of the Verimatrix strategy to build and sustain a network of strategic alliances with the most significant IPTV technology providers. These relationships, which emphasize seamless technology integration, ease of operation and extended value, enable Verimatrix to offer best-of-breed, advanced solutions to its customers.