Verimatrix Secures Multi-network Video for GO in Malta

Monday, September 5th, 2011
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VCAS 3 Solutions Gain Momentum in Advanced Maltese Deployment

SAN DIEGO — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a significant design win for its VCAS™ 3 multi-network security solution, protecting revenue streams for GO p.l.c. (Malta: MLC) in Malta. Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) solutions provide comprehensive security for GO’s delivery of combined IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) services over its broadband network.

Advanced options available for the service include digital video recorder (DVR) functions that can be network-based or user enabled via USB expansion connectors on the STB.

GO is Malta’s first quadruple play operator, and is now offering a truly integrated telecommunications solution including digital television, as well as enterprise services such as data networking solutions, business IP services, managed and co-location facilities. As Malta’s leading provider of telecommunications services GO is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions and expanding its national footprint.

“Our vision for delivering a wide range of high-quality video services required a state-of-the-art security solution to protect revenue streams across high-definition (HD) TV, on-demand, time-shift and Web applications,” commented Kelvin Camenzuli, senior manager at GO. “The close integration of the Verimatrix VCAS solution with the technologies of other partners in the project enables us to rapidly expand the scope of operations and introduce further new services without complicated upgrades or otherwise having to disturb our customers. It also enables deployment of network PVR features for the benefit of the consumer.”

From both the operator and the consumer perspective, integration of IPTV and Internet TV delivered services could not be more seamless, bringing together a TV service that combines the best of traditional linear TV programming with innovative cloud-based media and applications – via consistent rights management environment at the head end, and with a unified and intuitive user interface.

At the core of GO’s deployment is the award-winning VCAS™ for IPTV software-based content security solution, which eliminates the vulnerabilities related to smart card-based architectures through the leverage of mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates. DVR support is enabled as a completely consistent element of the overall architecture, enabling operators to retain full business rule control over locally or network recorded media assets. VCAS for IPTV enables complete transparency for legitimate content consumption while significantly raising the level of protection against content piracy.

VCAS for IPTV is a fully integrated component of the umbrella VCAS 3 architecture, which supports a standards-based and fully integrated approach to protected Internet TV service delivery.

“We are proud of the smooth integration and highly flexible deployment that we enabled for GO in Malta,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “The highly advanced approach taken in this deployment sets a bar for others in the region, with a world-class platform to deliver live, on-demand and interactive content.”

Other vendors from Verimatrix’s partner ecosystem that participated in this project are Minerva Networks, a provider of hybrid IPTV and OTT middleware and service delivery platforms, and Entone, maker of advanced hybrid and HD STBs.