Verimatrix Secures TUS TELEKOM's New IPTV Offering

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
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Largest Slovenian Alternative Provider Deploys VCAS to Secure VOD Content

LONDON — IPTV World Forum — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV has been deployed to secure Video-on-Demand (VOD) premium content as part of TUS TELEKOM’s IPTV offering.

Through the advanced application of Internet cryptography, including PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and X.509 digital certificates, VCAS offers much higher levels of content protection than traditional smartcard systems and automatically identifies security breaches. VCAS for IPTV is designed for two-way networks and has been integrated with Dreampark’s middleware and Envivio’s headend equipment for the TUS TELEKOM platform.

TUS TELEKOM is a telecommunications provider operating an ADSL network within Slovenian territory, offering the service on two networks; its own and on an incumbent network. Its IPTV service is a response to the growing demand for entertainment and is available initially on the TUS TELEKOM network.

“It is of paramount importance that our personalized television model is totally secure,” said Marc Witteveen, IPTV project manager, TUS TELEKOM. “Verimatrix delivered a solution that not only added to the overall value of our network, but was cost-effective and quick to implement. An added benefit is that Verimatrix’s system will allow us to easily scale as uptake of our network increases.”

“The implementation of VCAS in TUS TELEKOM is another example of our product’s success in Europe,” said Robert Payne, vice president of EMEA, Verimatrix. “TUS TELEKOM is a forward-thinking provider of pay-TV in Slovenia and has successfully rolled many services into one easy-to-use package. Through our partnership, we will work together to deliver top-quality content services to the Slovenian public.”