Verimatrix secures Megacable's transition to hybrid TV

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 
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Megacable Deploys Verimatrix for Next-Generation Revenue Security for Hybrid Transition

  • Verimatrix VCAS Platform Secures New IPTV and OTT Services from Mexico’s Largest MSO

AMSTERDAM — IBC 2017 (Booth #5.A59) — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, today announced that it will be securing revenue for Mexico’s largest multiple system operator (MSO) Megacable as it transitions from offering traditional cable to more advanced hybrid services. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Broadcast Hybrid solution manages secure video delivery over Megacable’s broadcast, multicast and over-the-top (OTT) networks to single-network and hybrid receivers, plus a wide range of mobile devices. Verimatrix already secures the revenue of Megacable’s first IPTV over FTTH pilot service, which is delivered to nearly 15,000 homes in the city of Guanajuato, and the deployment is now being extended to encompass the entire customer base.

“Verimatrix has acted as trusted consultant and advisor for Megacable throughout our hybrid transition, and its VCAS architecture provides the security infrastructure, tools and support we need to transform our services across the entirety of our geographically disperse network,” said Emerson Sampaio, CTO, Megacable. “Verimatrix is helping us address how our existing revenue streams and investments can be cost-effectively transitioned while remaining highly competitive in our markets.”

VCAS for Broadcast Hybrid is replacing Megacable’s previous security application through a “cap and grow” implementation strategy for a seamless and efficient transition to higher value services. This allows Megacable to use the new security system wherever the new services are introduced. Over time, as old set-top boxes become obsolete, VCAS for Broadcast Hybrid will provide the full-market security footprint that is essential to ongoing service flexibility. VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid is a multi-network revenue security solution that draws on the strengths of VCAS for IPTV, and the highly successful VCAS for Internet TV, to enable combinations of RF and multicast linear content delivery together with adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming services, while ensuring harmonized rights management.

“The highly configurable VCAS architecture combines a number of network-specific security solutions built on a common platform, equipping Megacable with the agility it needs to roll out its anticipated IPTV and OTT video delivery services,” says Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix. “With the end-to-end revenue security platform already in place, Megacable will be able to quickly and easily extend its value proposition to create new opportunities for UHD and other premium services, as well as advanced threat monitoring capabilities.”

Globetek Media LLC, Verimatrix’s channel partner for the Latin American region, was instrumental in developing the Megacable relationship. Globetek is a privately-owned consulting firm specializing in developing business opportunities for clients with a focus in digital rights management/security, content delivery networks, monitoring and video processing solution and content aggregation solutions, for the CATV, telco, and mobile industries. The first launch of Megacable’s new services took place in July 2017, providing an improved viewing experience for all of the company’s nearly 1.5 million subscribers.

Verimatrix will illustrate how security solutions are at the core of all key monetization strategies for the pay-TV and Internet video service at IBC 2017 (booth #5.A59).

Links: Verimatrix; Megacable