1+1 Media selects Verimatrix for DVB-S security in Ukraine

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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1+1 Media Selects Verimatrix Cardless DVB Security for Enhanced Protection to Support Network Growth

  • VCAS for DVB Cardless Helps Major Operator in Ukraine Transition to Hybrid Network Delivery

AMSTERDAM — IBC 2018 (Booth # 5.A59) — Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, today announced that 1+1 Media, one of the largest media holdings in Ukraine, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB to secure its digital satellite (DVB-S) network.

“Cardless security offers a more modern and flexible approach that enables us to upgrade our network services more cost efficiently, while still maintaining a high security standard for premium content,” said Pakholchuk Yaroslav, COO, 1+1 Media. “We are happy to be working with Verimatrix to help us continue to grow our network footprint in the region.”

The cardless VCAS for DVB system supports future network expansion, including the addition of more advanced and flexible services, such as over-the-top (OTT) video delivery. Direct broadcast satellite television distributor Viasat Ukraine, which is related to 1+1 Media, has previously partnered with Verimatrix to secure IPTV and OTT services with VCAS revenue security solutions.

“We’re delighted to extend our relationship within the 1+1 Media Group to help position them for future growth,” said Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. “This deployment underscores our strength in the Eastern European region and leverages our powerful partner ecosystem to help meet 1+1 Media’s operational and business needs.”

Verimatrix partnered with Romsat Ukraine, who was the systems integrator for this deployment, and set-top box providers Skyworth and Skardin, which feature secure system-on-chips (SoCs) from ALi Corporation. In a recent white paper from Cartesian, a specialist consultancy for the telecoms, digital media, and technology industries, they found that the introduction and increasing deployment of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) in the SoC provides a highly secure environment for the deployment of cardless security, which can be quickly and easily upgraded over the air.

Verimatrix will be showcasing its revenue security and enhancement solutions at IBC 2018.