Verimatrix to secure Magyar Telekom multiscreen and OTT video initiatives

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Leading Hungarian Operator Selects VCAS for Internet TV to Enhance Revenue Security for New Video on Demand Service

COLOGNE, Germany — ANGA COM 2013 — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that Magyar Telekom, Hungary’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System VCAS™ for Internet TV to provide revenue security for its new over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VoD) service.

The new OTT video offer expands the existing Magyar Telekom satellite TV platform with interactive services for connected devices, and it is deployed over unmanaged networks featuring the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. The pay-OTT offer is available on multiple screens, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Smart TVs and Android-based phones and tablets. Huawei served as the systems integrator for the project.

“We chose to partner with Verimatrix for many reasons, including the ability for VCAS to uniquely scale and support both our immediate and emerging digital TV security needs,” said Matthias Linder, networks technology director, Magyar Telekom. “VCAS gives us the flexibility to rapidly add the services that our subscribers crave — ahead of our competitors.”

As operators around the globe increasingly adopt hybrid network configurations, it is imperative to deploy a revenue security solution that seamlessly supports multiple networks and enables new business models. VCAS for Internet TV addresses these requirements by providing a complete digital TV security solution for OTT services over multiple networks. Featuring enhanced HLS security, VCAS for Internet TV secures pay-OTT services to multiple screens and across multiple network types, including both broadcast (linear) and VoD delivery modes. Specifically, VCAS for Internet TV provides pay-TV security features otherwise only found in managed DVB and IPTV networks, thus enabling the use of premium content for OTT services.

“Savvy operators such as Magyar Telekom are deploying robust and flexible revenue security solutions that enable them to support not only their existing broadcast services, but also the services of the future,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “Such solutions offer operators a distinct competitive advantage, in addition to facilitating increased efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple conditional access and digital rights management solutions.”