Media Excel and Verimatrix Help Accelerate and Secure Premium OTT Service Delivery

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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Common Focus on HTTP Live Streaming Enables High Quality, Multi-Screen Publishing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 2011 NAB Show — Media Excel, the leading provider of live and file based encoding and n-Screen adaptive bitrate transcoding for Mobile TV, Web TV and IPTV, and Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a partnership that enables digital TV service operators to securely deploy the highest quality video over any IP network to multiple screens – TVs, PCs, mobile devices and beyond. A combination of the Verimatrix VCAS™ for Internet TV solution and Media Excel n-Screen video appliances offer a robust, extensible IP video platform that enables new generation revenue streams for multi-network operators.

Media Excel and Verimatrix bring highly complementary technologies and expertise areas to address the infrastructure requirements for successful premium video service delivery. Media Excel offers encoder products with an innovative software and hardware design that leverages sophisticated video processing capabilities to deliver an n-Screen multi-format IP video for multi-channel live broadcasting and on-demand applications. Verimatrix integrates its VCAS for Internet TV components within the workflow to secure the keys associated with encrypted content streams and supports a wide variety of authenticated client device delivery options using its ViewRight Web technology.

“We are targeting service operators who wish to raise the bar on current delivery capabilities and that require a more specialist approach to securing their revenue streams,” said James Meeker, Director of Sales, Media Excel. “Verimatrix is the clear market leader in IP revenue security solutions and our partnership offers a platform that sets a new quality bar for the evolving OTT industry.”

The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV solution enables secure premium content services to a wide range of connected devices, including set-top boxes (STBs), connected TVs, iPhones, iPads and Android tablets. VCAS for Internet TV provides significant value by enhancing the standard HTTP Live Streaming encryption mechanisms with options for registering and tracking individual devices, together with a way to manage device entitlements for content viewing. This type of security opens up the potential for flexible business models that can help up-sell OTT content for premium services and cross-sell over multi-layer, multi-device distribution.

“Media Excel’s unique approach offers our ecosystem great value for premium services across a range of devices from HD screens to mobile platforms, collectively the n-Screen approach,” said Steve Oetegenn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Verimatrix. “A combination of professional encoder implementations and a proven security architecture helps operators to bring to market new classes of service and novel digital TV business models.”